Supreme Court backs judicial discretion on settlements for cohabiting couples
The Supreme Court has backed the court’s rights to decide a ‘fair’ split of assets for separating cohabiting couples in a ruling with widespread implications for family law. The judgment handed down today (9 November) in the long-awaited case Kernott v Jones saw the Supreme Court back an initial county court ruling that a woman who had paid most of the mortgage on a bungalow was entitled to 90% of its value.
The Supreme Court has backed the court’s rights to decide a ‘fair’ split of assets for separating cohabiting couples in a ruling with widespread implications for family law.
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