Andrea Boulter, Senior Family Law Solicitor-
This case highlights the issues that arise when a husband and wife run a business together and then file for divorce. These days of course, it may be that the business has also been affected by the Brexit and the assets accrued have diminished. If you are a business owner and need advice on separation or divorce from your spouse, please come to us for legal advice.
A fruit farmer claims he can’t pay a multi-million pound divorce settlement because of Brexit.
The farmer, from Kent, claims his fortune has been hammered by the UK leaving the EU and is currently fighting his ex-wife over her £12.2m payout.
Paul Mansfield, 56, was ordered to pay out to his former wife of 26 years, Jane, from a fortune worth about £30m.
Appealing the decision, Mansfield claimed the sum didn’t take the impact of Brexit on his premium fruit farming business into consideration.
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