Husband Wins Divorce Appeal

A husband from the Berkshire area has recently won his Appeal Court battle to keep his marriage alive; despite his wife previously being granted a divorce nisi.

Towards the end of 2012 the husband received a petition for divorce from his wife; and due to the petition reportedly being uncontested, the wife filed for and obtained a decree nisi in May last year.

According to the petition for divorce, the wife had cited the husband’s “extravagant spending habits” as the reason for divorce. However, at an Appeal Court hearing earlier this month, a judge accepted the husband’s appeal against the divorce, after hearing that he “disputes much of what is set out in the petition and wishes to remain married”.

The case is now set to be referred back to the County Court as a contested hearing; before a judge rules on whether a divorce can be granted.

As family law solicitors in Lincoln, we appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship even when both parties agree that it has run its course can often still be an emotional time.

We also understand that when a divorce is thrust upon someone despite their being of the belief that the marriage can still work – such as in the case above – those who have received the divorce petition are likely to have a lot of questions. In both cases family law solicitors can assist.

Our family law team are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored legal advice to those going through a divorce, from answering any questions either party may have in relation to how the divorce proceedings work, their rights, etc, to helping clients collect together all important financial information – which will then be used to advise on a financial settlement which is both fair and reasonable for all concerned.

In addition, our family law solicitors are also able to offer advice and guidance on a range of financial and property orders, which are available for separating same-sex civil partners.

To find out how we can help with your divorce proceedings, contact our family law team today.