Just when I thought life couldn't get any more complicated.
I hope this finds you all well and there is something vaguely obscene raising the issue at this difficult time. However .....
My partner was due to have the final hearing this week. This has now been cancelled understandably and the ex husband refused remote arbitration in the same timeframe as he has refused every effort during mediation, FDR etc. So we are probably going to have a 3-6 month delay.
The problem he is now domiciled overseas.His will is supposed to contain a clause that should he die, his estate would capitalise a sum to cover maintenance. My partner was informed today that as he is domiciled abroad, this would not apply. So in the event of his death by coronavirus or other means between now and the end of the case, my partner would be saddled with her legal costs and receive no capitalised sum, causing loss of business and house.
Is this reading correct and what if anything can she do about it. (All joking aside having wished him dead for years, ironically she now wants him to live!)
I am sure there are some who may think how callous. Yes perhaps, but people do not know the circumstances surrounding his behaviour over many years. If I have offended people, forgive me.