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Implications of Incomplete Form E

Family and Divorce

In the case of A v A [2012] a wife was granted financial orders in proceedings where her husband’s Form E was incomplete.

Although the husband was represented at the first hearing he chose to disengage from the process and represented himself, eventually failing to arrive at court for any further hearings.  The couple who were both from Hong Kong has a son who was 22 at the time of the proceedings.

The wife argued that the Form E submitted by her husband was incomplete and failed to disclose all of his resources including those in Hong Kong.  Despite being served the husband failed to appear at court.

The court therefore had little choice but to make an award in his absence.  The wife had provided a schedule and some evidence of the assets she claimed her husband owned.  Using this as a basis the wife was awarded just over £900,000 (53.3% of the total assets) as well as pensions.

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