Should bankruptcy erase money you owe your ex?

Sarah Coles
Lady Justice
Lady Justice

David Ebener

A case is going through the courts at the moment, where a former company boss, who has been declared bankrupt, is arguing that he should have his debts to his ex-wife wiped out too. His divorce settlement gave her the family home, and £500,000 in installments. So far she has received £211,000, and he says that should be enough.

If he wins, it could have far-reaching effects.