Category: Case Studies

Balancing the Scales – Issues of Conduct and Non-Disclosure

Updated October 2019 The division of assets in a divorce is often the most complicated stage and requires plenty of negotiating. In this post, Elizabeth Simos looks at issues of conduct and non-disclosure and the impact where adverse inferences are drawn in needs cases.  This article was first published in the March 2019 edition of the Family Law Journal. Much to the dismay of “wronged” spouses in England and Wales, the courts are often hesitant to “punish” parties for their bad behaviour during a marriage when making financial orders on divorce. Case law has long established that the court will…