Robertson v Robertson: FD 1982

The parties had married in 1973, separated in 1976, and divorce proceedings begun in 1977. W suffered bad health and did not work. H had a position as a senior editor of a newspaper.
Held: The periodical payments order should provide support for W during her ill health, but not for life. A lump sum was also awarded. W’s application under s10 was unnecessary and inappropriate since the court would in any event ensure that the provision was reasonable and fair.


Balcombe J


[1983] 4 FLR 387, (1982) 12 Fam Law 181


Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 10


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedMiller v Miller; M v M (Short Marriage: Clean Break) CA 29-Jul-2005
The parties contested ancillary relief where there had been only a short marriage, but where here were considerable family assets available for division. The wife sought to rely upn the husband’s behaviour to counter any argument as to the shortness . .
mentionedMiller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane HL 24-May-2006
Fairness on Division of Family Capital
The House faced the question of how to achieve fairness in the division of property following a divorce. In the one case there were substantial assets but a short marriage, and in the other a high income, but low capital.
Held: The 1973 Act . .
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Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.235279