Vince v Wyatt: CA 13 Jun 2013

(Subsidiary judgment) The former wife sought financial provision by way of a lump sum payment, but the application was made some twenty years after the divorce. Subsequently, H had become wealthy.
Held: The court set aside the orders of the deputy judge; struck out the wife’s substantive application; and ordered that, of the andpound;125,000 which by then the husband had paid in full, the wife should repay to him such sum as exceeded the state of her account with her solicitors, which amounted to an order for repayment of andpound;36,677. The court explained its striking-out order and its repayment order in judgments delivered on 8 May and 13 June 2013 respectively.

Thorpe, Jackson, Tomplinson LJJ
[2013] EWCA Civ 934
England and Wales
Cited by:
Appeal fromWyatt v Vince SC 11-Mar-2015
Long delayed ancillary relief application proceeds
The parties had divorced some 22 years before, but no ancillary relief order had been made to satisfy the application outlined in the petition. The parties when together had lived in relative poverty, but H had subsequently become wealthy. W applied . .

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Updated: 18 November 2021; Ref: scu.514233