Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

News

British woman still married to ‘prominent’ Indonesian businessman – judge rules

30th November 2023

Independent

The estranged British wife of a “prominent” Indonesian businessman who wants a judge in England to decide how much she walks away with has won an initial round of a London divorce fight.

Deputy High Court Judge James Ewins has ruled that Monisha Mahtani, 49, is still married to husband Vivek Mahtani, 51, under English law.

Mrs Mahtani told the judge that Mr Mahtani was a “prominent businessman” worth more than £35 million and said the then President of Indonesia had been a guest at their wedding celebration 20 years ago.

But she argued that a divorce, “obtained” by Mr Mahtani in Indonesia in 2017, left her with “no rights” to his assets and should not be recognised in England.

Read more: Independent

You may also be interested in:

Rsz 3screenshot 2023 01 13 092627

Dictionary of Financial Remedies

A unique reference guide to the key concepts, cases and practice of financial remedies.

'I have said before and I say again: you need to have this in your legal library as the judge hearing your next case will almost certainly have it on his or her desk.' The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn

FIND OUT MORE