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Divorce is granted to German in UK court

By Sian Harrison

A German woman who won a court battle to bring matrimonial proceedings to England after discovering her financier husband was having an affair has been granted a divorce.

Catja Thum issued a divorce petition in England after learning Oliver Thum had been unfaithful.

The couple, both in their 40s, were at the Court of Appeal in May because Mr Thum had started separate proceedings in Germany and wanted their divorce to be dealt with there.

But judges ruled in Mrs Thum's favour last month and the divorce was granted at the Central Family Court in High Holborn London on Thursday.

Court documents cited Mr Thum's "unreasonable behaviour" as the reason for the divorce and described the marriage as having "broken down irretrievably".

In a hearing lasting less than a minute, District Judge Yvonne Gibson formally granted a decree nisi.

The Court of Appeal heard in May that Mrs Thum began the divorce proceedings in 2015.

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