Injury Payment Not To Be Shared on Divorce

20 January 2017

Clare Curran, Partner in charge of the Family Law Department here at Worthingtons Solicitors, recently acted for a husband in respect of a divorce and financial settlement which involved a relatively long marriage of 19 years, and the division of multiple valuable assets including the family home, an injury on duty award, a pension in payment, a paid out endowment policy, a critical illness pay out and division of a number of other valuable assets, including rare collectibles.

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We successfully negotiated a clean break settlement on behalf of the husband ensuring he had no ongoing maintenance obligations to the wife in the future and we successfully argued that the injury on duty award which the husband received should be differentiated from the husband’s pension income and should not be treated in the same way as a pension award, which was the wife’s argument, rather that it should be treated as an income source only.  We argued for a 50/50 split of the equity house which was ultimately agreed by the wife, and we agreed a pension sharing order in favour of the wife as a clean break settlement with no further payments to be made to her in the future.

Should you have any queries in respect of finances on divorce, please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialist family law advisors on clare@worthingtonslaw.co.uk or elaine@worthingtonslaw.co.uk or telephone  028 91811538 to discuss.

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