Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs [2022] EWFC 6 (21 February 2022)

Published: 21/02/2022 16:39

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2022/6.html

Mostyn J.

Ultra high net worth couple. This judgment relates to W’s application for interim maintenance -- there was significant disparity (£99,000 per month) between the parties’ respective positions on quantum. Moylan LJ’s comments in Rattan v Kuwad [2021] EWCA Civ 1 that not all budgets required careful analysis did not prevent court, where huge sums were at stake, from applying fine sable rather than broad brush where it had ability to do so. In circumstances, W was entitled to interim maintenance at typical standard of living during the marriage, including for holidays and discretionary spending.

Background -- H was seeking to hold W to terms of prenuptial agreement and subsequent postnuptial modification, to be dealt with by preliminary show-cause hearing and evidence re whether agreements would be upheld in jurisdiction where they were drafted.

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