When a divorced wealthy couple sought to wage ‘litigation war’ against one another, running up legal bills of more than £2.7 million in the process, the family judge was unsympathetic.

Accusing the pair of trying to engage in ‘forensic points scoring’ against one another, Mr Justice Moynahan concluded that the £60 million fortune the couple had amassed, which included homes in the UK, the USA and the Turks and Caicos Islands, should be divided nearly equally between them.

Finding them equally culpable for the extended litigation, he refused to make a costs order, leaving each one to pay their own legal bills.

It is always better, wherever possible, to try to sort out the aftermath of a failed marriage by negotiation rather than battling it out in court. We can assist you in obtaining a fair financial settlement and, where relevant, contact arrangements with children.