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Calendar girls have needs the courts value.

“A former Pirelli calendar model has won a £75m divorce settlement from her billionaire Saudi ex-husband after arguing in the high court that she had to meet her “reasonable needs” Calendar girls have needs the courts value despite the insinuation of the headlines in recent days about a Pirelli Calendar model who has been assessed to be worth a £75 fund to lighten her lot within divorce. Cheshire divorce specialists at Stonehewer Moss solicitors are adamant that remarks about her sadly very ill ex husband not being immune to her charms ( his claims to diplomatic immunity from the divorce jurisdiction failed) will not be to the fore in this blog, the purpose of which is to commend to  those in the throes of divorce to research the 2016 judgments upon divorce of Mrs Justice Roberts, the current star of the Judiciary when it comes to financial orders in divorce. Often reported cases, and therefore precedents in English law, are based inevitably on the divorces of the wealthy; while some issues such as pre marital assets can be disregarded, the simple assessment of needs carried out for Ms Estrada will often be seen carried out by a District Judge at your local divorce court. Michael Brennan, an accredited divorce specialist at Northwich solicitors Stonehewer Moss remarked, “I have been around long enough to know what a Pirelli Calendar was, though I had to explain it to our paralegals. Assessment of needs is usually required as to expenses if periodical payments are in issue. the circumstances of the case will suggest whether there is a shortfall of income that the other party to the marriage should pay and if so, the Court assesses whether the item of expense is reasonable before setting an monthly payment. a paying party can offer to buy a clean break in such circumstances based on a lump sum often drawn from actuarial tables. Miss Estrada claimed extraordinary figures but her lifestyle no doubt was high maintenance and perhaps her ex husband should not be surprised when she sought to keep that lifestyle going forward. I have to say it is a sad case with some desperate legal argument that might have been better negotiated before Court”.

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