Brookman Solicitors have won a significant case against a high-earning and prominent footballer and had a favourable judgement made for the benefit of our client, the footballer’s ex-wife and mother of a 4 year old child.
Previously, the father was reluctantly paying £13,000 per annum to the mother. Brookman therefore applied for maintenance for the mother who was living with her parents in Africa and who wanted to receive a fair level of maintenance, a house in trust, and an education for her 4 year old daughter.
The father argued that the mother should be bound by a decision he obtained during proceedings in Africa. However, the Judge ruled in the mother’s favour and awarded much of what Brookman was seeking on her behalf.
The award included a house in trust, a lump sum for a car and a sizable maintenance which was backdated and indexed linked. The judgment also required the other side to pay for Brookman’s legal costs. The case was particularly ground-breaking because it tested new laws that allow overseas mothers to be given capital awards in relation to child maintenance.