An 83 year old business man has been jailed for 14 months for “serious content” after his ex-wife was awarded millions in their divorce settlement.

The Judge remarked

“He is a man who has received repeated warnings already that he must comply with Court Orders and he has chosen, repeatedly, not to do so”.

 He was ordered to transfer shares in his company to his wife and he has done his upmost to frustrate her ability to run it efficiently and effectively.

The Judge commented that although both parties funded their own legal costs the Courts in which this unnecessary protractive litigation has been fought out for the past 6 and a half years and all those working within it (including the Judge himself!) are funded from the public purse.  The case had placed immense burden on limited public funds, “a burden that will now continue as a result of your incarceration”.

The Judgement is a timely reminder that irrespective of the amount of money involved where Court Orders in divorce cases are persistently and deliberately breached, the Court has very forceful powers to ensure Orders are enforced.

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If you find yourself with a partner who is not complying with Court Orders one of our Specialists here at Ringrose Law will be pleased to assist. Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences in your life and not only a difficult time for you but your children and family. We can help you with your divorce or separation by making sure that everything is taken care of in a sensitive and confidential manner, offering advice in a clear and understanding way and helping you through this stressful time.

 Contact any one of our offices at Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Spalding, Grantham and Newark.

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