Wachtel v Wachtel: FD 3 Oct 1972

Mr. Justice Ormrod ordered the husband to pay to his wife (i) a lump sum of pounds 10,000, or half the value of the former matrimonial home in Norwood, South London, whichever be the less: (ii) a periodical payment of pounds 1,500 per annum, less tax: and (iii) a further payment of pounds 500 per annum, less tax, in respect of the eleven-year-old daughter.
Ormrod J said that conduct was to affect the division of property only when it was ”both obvious and gross”.


Ormrod J


[1973] Fam 72


Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act, 1970


England and Wales

Cited by:

Appeal fromWachtel v Wachtel CA 8-Feb-1973
The court described the 1969 and 1970 Acts as ‘a reforming statute designed to facilitate the granting of ancillary relief in cases where marriages have been dissolved . . We regard the provisions of sections 2,3, 4 and 5 of the Act of 1970 as . .
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Updated: 13 April 2022; Ref: scu.599753