Search our news, events & opinions

On 1 September 2016 Withy King LLP merged with Royds LLP. The trading name for the merged firm is Royds Withy King. All content produced prior to this date will remain in the name of the firms pre-merger.

7 May 2014 0 Comments
Posted in Family, Opinion

Divorcee Signs £60,000 a week Divorce Settlement

Author headshot image Posted by , Partner

Earlier this month, in a written ruling on a divorce case which was heard at the Family Division of the High Court in London, it was revealed that a wealthy foreign former-politician signed an agreement under which he would be obliged to pay his wife £60,000 a month in maintenance.

He subsequently claimed that he signed the document when he did not have his reading glasses on and was therefore unaware of what he was signing.

In his witness statement, the husband also suggested that “he did not know what he was signing or, if he did, his mind was altered by the circumstances so that he did not fully appreciate what he was putting his signature to.”

However, in his ruling, the Judge stated that he found the claims from the husband hard to believe, and following evidence of substantial wealth, ordered the husband to pay £33,000 a month in maintenance to his former wife and children; stating that such payments were reasonable.

This case has revealed the importance of ensuring that both parties are fully aware of what they are signing in matrimonial matters.

At Royds, we understand and appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship can be a stressful and confusing time. Our solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored advice to ensure the divorce can be resolved as smoothly as possible.

To find out how we can assist you with your family law matters contact Patrick Hart in our Family Law team today.

Leave a comment

Thank you for choosing to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated and please do not use a spammy keyword or a domain as your name or it will be deleted.





Family law solicitors who combine expertise with understanding

Learn more


T: 01865 268 692 (DDI)

Search our news, events & opinions