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Divorce? You may regret it if you don't ask for legal advice

Date:9 MAR 2018
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Yedina v Yedin and another [2017] EWHC 3319 (Ch) was an interesting case which highlighted the importance of seeking advice from a family lawyer when planning to divorce.

A couple married in Ukraine in 1986 and had two children. In 1998, the wife moved to the UK and became resident there. The couple's relationship subsequently broke down. The couple came to an arrangement between them and neither of them took legal advice. They agreed that:

  • selected properties would be transferred to the wife's ownership;
  • the husband would continue to pay for the mortgage on two of those properties; and
  • the husband would pay maintenance of £220,000 a year.

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