Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 143 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 2637 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Mostyn J

Representation The husband appeared by his representative.
  The wife appeared by her representative.
Judgment Dates: 14 October 2011


Divorce - Financial provision - Application - Financial relief in England and Wales after overseas divorce - Husband and wife marrying in Columbia - Wife winning lottery during course of marriage - Divorce being decreed in Columbia - Husband applying for financial relief - Whether lottery prize to be matrimonial or non matrimonial property.

The Case

Divorce Financial provision. The Family Division in financial remedy proceedings following divorce, held that, in the circumstances, the receipt of a lottery prize by the wife during the marriage was non-matrimonial property. However, when the wife used the money to purchase a property she had converted that part of her non-matrimonial assets into matrimonial property.

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