100% of the assets received in family matter

100% of the assets received in family matter

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in News

This shows the discretion the Courts have in dealing with case.

The Court of Appeal’s decision to order a hospital consultant to hand over 100% of his fortune to his former wife has been described by family lawyers as exceptional but fair given the circumstances.

Essam Aly, an anaesthetist who left his wife Enas Aly in 2011 and moved to Bahrain, has failed to pay any child support since 2012.

The Court of Appeal’s decision to order a hospital consultant to hand over 100% of his fortune to his former wife has been described by family lawyers as exceptional but fair given the circumstances.

Essam Aly, an anaesthetist who left his wife Enas Aly in 2011 and moved to Bahrain, has failed to pay any child support since 2012.

After it was feared that he would never again support his ex-wife and two children, family court judge Mark Rogers made a ruling that the entire £550,000 family assets should go to his ex-wife. The Court of Appeal upheld the award.

Emma Hatley, a partner at Stewarts Law, said the case serves as a ‘stark reminder’ that the distribution of wealth on divorce in England remains a highly discretionary area.

She said: ‘A departure from equality, to the extent of awarding all of the available resources to the wife, is an exceptional outcome, but it is a fair one where the husband was found to have effectively ‘abdicated responsibility’ for her and his children’.

Read full article in Law Gazette website.

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