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23 Jan 08 #11620 by Striker
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Hi, does anyone know what makes a "special contribution ?" eg I created and ran a successful business does this qualify for preferential treatment in split of assets ?

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23 Jan 08 #11623 by Josh2008
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Really depends on all the circumstances, i.e. you may have done this, but how did your partner contribute in other ways.

Courts will look at the 'bigger picture'

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23 Jan 08 #11631 by Fiona
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Special contribution arises in cases of substantial wealth generation through business acumen. In the case of Charman v Charman, for example, the assets were around £120m and it was decided that the husband's remarkable abilities, his energy and wealth creation amounted to contribution which was exceptional and justified a departure of 5%.

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