20th Feb 2023

A “Mesher” order

an arrangement that does its best to address a common problem where resources are limited, where on the one hand it would be good for the children to stay in the property they know, but on the other, inappropriate for the other parent to lose altogether the value of the property The court allows the financially dependent party plus the children to stay in the property; but on certain trigger events (perhaps marriage, cohabitation for a certain period, a child reaching a certain age, a particular date, or a combination of some or all of them), there is a sale; and the proceeds are then shared between the two parties (with the waiting party usually being hit by CGT).