A marriage had ended between a wealthy businessman and his wife (our client). The husband had provided significant financial support during the marriage to his wife and her teenage child. During happier times, the husband and wife had changed the child’s surname to be the same as their married name. Under Scottish law, spouses are required to provide financial maintenance to each other and also to any child accepted as a child of the family. This is called aliment.
The husband argued that the sum sought by the wife for herself was not fair and reasonable. He also argued that he […]