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

30th November 2023


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

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