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Father Claims Back Part of Divorce Settlement

A father is trying to claim back part of a divorce settlement made with his former wife.

Mr R ran a successful business with his late former wife and tried to get some of the divorce settlement back after facing a large damages claim which the couple were aware of before her death.

The couple’s insurers refused to pay for the claim and the court said that the wife’s estate should bear its share of the potential liability.

They therefore ordered that £1 million, which would have gone to the couple’s son who was sole beneficiary of his mother’s estate, should be paid into court, pending the outcome of the damages claim.