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10 December 2012

Divorcing couple spend £1.3m on legal fees

A husband ran up a £500,000 legal bill in a bitter divorce dispute he could not afford to fund, and should not have started, the High Court ruled.

Mohammed Salim Alyami, 40, demanded more money from his wife Nora Ali Musallam, 42, after being left with 'nothing but debts' despite being awarded a £450,000 house and a £50,000 lump sum by a judge. Read the full story in The Telegraph here.

But the Court of Appeal ruled he was not entitled to a larger slice of his wife’s fortune, describing the action as 'quite without merit' after finding he could not afford to launch the claim.

He could have saved himself over £1.298 million if he had been sensible enough to have used Intelligent Divorce instead!