One and one-half year old marriage of Russian Husband and Wife breaks down.
Couple and their child have apparently divided their time between England and Russia.
English wives reportedly typically receive more generous equitable distributions of marital assets than Russian wives.
Husband races to file for divorce in Russia and Wife races to file in England.
Husband wins that race. Sort of.
The British Court of Appeal has held that Wife is entitled to an additional equitable distribution property division award in England, upholding an award of 3 million UK pounds plus legal fees.
Only Husband hasn’t paid, and hasn’t set foot back in England since the court ruled … for fear of arrest.
The ruling undoubtedly bolsters England’s reputation as the so-called “divorce capital of the world”, and its popularity with international wives.