02 August 2010
New law 'could change divorce hearings in future'
A new legal ruling could change grievance hearings involving divorce in the UK forever, an expert has said.
According to Suzanne Kingston, spokesperson for Resolution, the landmark law could significantly alter the way in which such proceedings are handled in the country's court rooms.
Under the terms of the ruling, the principle whereby a husband or wife is able to use information they came across proving that their spouse was storing or hiding money away during their marriage as part of their case has been reversed by the Supreme Court.
This decision came about within a case last week (July 29th) when Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz attempted to facilitate such information about their sister's millionaire husband at their divorce hearing.
The legislation was then reversed by the court, which now means that, under the instruction of the High Court, the data must be handed back.
Ms Kingston commented: "I certainly do think this ruling, if it's upheld by the Supreme Court, will change things in future for divorce proceedings".
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett