Jargon Buster Family Law Category - G-I

Intervener

Sometimes the Court will identify that some property subject to a financial remedy dispute is in fact owned by a third party (someone who is not getting divorced in the proceedings that the Court is dealing with). Or that there is property which a third party doesn’t own but they do have an interest in it e.g. where a someone has contributed money toward buying a house in the name of one, or both of the parties, to the financial remedy proceedings. The Court may make that third party an intervener in the financial remedy proceedings. This will enable the intervener to have say in what will happen to that property and influence the Court decision.