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Hi Clare-jurisdiction for the divorce proceedings was granted in France, but all the assets apart from the house are UK based.The reason for the French jurisdiction was inheritance does not come into the division of assets.
We have had discussions re the division of assets and what my wife wants is totally unacceptable.The reason offered why she refused to give me my half of this £85k bond was to make me more amenable to her demands.I am concerned that if this money is taken out to France it will be lost for good as the legal wrangle would be a nightmare.I am minded to apply to Bury St Edmunds County Court to try and resolve matters.
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Hi-I was lead to believe that only investments, property etc etc actually situated or resident in France come under their jurisdiction not overseas assets.
My wife has assets in Switzerland which are exempt.I do not understand why this is so.
Hi-it's a trust based in Switzerland, with trustees operating in Liechtenstein.All part of an inheritance which the French deem outside any divorce settlement.
Hi-all I've been told by my French lawyer [and to be fair I have not wanted her running up a huge bill, so to date she has not been involved, save to tell my wifes people that the latest offer was derisory] is get the best agreement possible with your wife, but her inheritance is a non starter.The very reason why she filed for divorce in France, unlike the UK rules, where inheritance certainly wouldnt be 50/50 as with some of the latest judgments, but maybe 60/40.
This move of hers is just another turn of the screw to get me to surrender!!!! I guess I was dumb not taking my half out immediately, instead of asking her where she wanted her £42,500 transferring to?
Beginning to look like I cant win with this one!