One of the most common misconceptions in divorce is that examples of unreasonable behaviour can impact a financial settlement. In reality, this is only the case when the bad behaviour goes beyond the norm and has been truly horrific. But, this doesn't stop this idea being tested in court.

Russell-Cooke family consultant Camilla Thornton comments in eprivateclient on the example of Ms Finch who unsuccessfully tried to reduce her ex-husband's financial remedy award of 37.5% of their capital plus half of her pension.

The dangers of crying 'negative contribution' in divorce proceedings is available to read on the eprivateclient website or available for free here.

Camilla is a consultant in the family team, based in the Bedford Row office. She advises on all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, financial settlements, cohabitation and matters involving children. Her particular expertise lies in advising mid to high-net-worth individuals, including non-residents, on their financial settlements following separation and divorce.