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Financier’s ex-wife given jail term after refusing to hand over luxury £15m ski chalet in divorce

4th December 2023

Independent

A wealthy American financier’s French ex-wife has been handed a three-month jail sentence after a High Court judge ruled that she had breached an order relating to the ownership of a “premium luxury” ski chalet following divorce litigation in London.

Mr Justice Moor has concluded that Caroline de Vechere, 53, is in contempt of court as a result of failing to transfer ownership of the chalet, which is in the French Alps, to ex-husband Eric Hersman, 62, as ordered.

The judge, who heard that the pair were married for more than 20 years and had lived in South Kensington, London, imposed the sentence at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court after Mr Hersman launched contempt proceedings.

Read more: Independent

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