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Divorce: if you lied in court, do you have to pay your settlement back?

(14 Posts)
Corygal Thu 07-Feb-13 22:35:55

A man I know is in the shit with his ex for taking 300,000 off her in the divorce court and not buying the flat he told the judge he needed.

He made ex sell her and her adult kids' house in London to pay him off. He has own house in Wales and has lived free with his cousin, rent and board unpaid, near his work in London for 10 years. He moved in with cousin the night his wife told him the marriage was over.

ExW now is complaining that she wants the money back. The Yorks hs was declared, must have been, but the home with cousin certainly wasn't. Does he have to pay it back? Are there any sanctions for being caught lying to the judge?

Jiddle Thu 07-Feb-13 22:59:05

The fact that his cousin chooses to put him up for free will not affect his rights to a division of the marital assets on divorce, no. Or are you saying he actually owns this house with his cousin?

Corygal Fri 08-Feb-13 09:21:53

No, cousin is supporting him in her and her husband's house.

So is he or is he or not obliged to pay it back? Has he done anything wrong?

ajandjjmum Fri 08-Feb-13 09:34:44

Did the court know he owned a property in Wales?

Corygal Fri 08-Feb-13 09:43:29

Yes they did - his exwife went there, so not much point fibbing.

Collaborate Fri 08-Feb-13 10:51:56

Your post discloses no grounds to set aside the order. He didn't lie. Whether he spends the money like he told the court he intended is irrelevant.

prh47bridge Fri 08-Feb-13 13:47:41

Agree with Collaborate. If he had hidden assets from the court it would be another matter but on the information posted it seems all assets were disclosed. How he spends the money is up to him. He can spend the whole lot on wine, women and song if he wants.

MOSagain Fri 08-Feb-13 15:43:15

Agree with my learned friends grin

babybarrister Fri 08-Feb-13 18:24:52


MOSagain Fri 08-Feb-13 19:10:31

<waits for mumblechum to concur and make a full house>

Corygal Fri 08-Feb-13 20:10:30

Thank you m'lud(s). Saved from jug again....

MOSagain Sat 09-Feb-13 07:20:15

psssssssssssssssssssssssst, 2 lords, 2 ladies wink

mumblechum1 Sat 09-Feb-13 14:03:19

Actually you lot are all wrong.


Bingo anyone?

babybarrister Sat 09-Feb-13 19:25:32

3 ladies now, 2 lordsgringrin

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