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Neurosurgeon ordered to pay millions in high asset divorce

A neurosurgeon has been ordered by a Supreme Court judge to pay his former wife millions of dollars after a court found him guilty of hiding global assets during the divorce process. The British Columbia couple, who were involved in a high asset divorce two years ago and married in 1997, had a lot at stake financially. He has been told he must pay his former wife nearly $24 million.

The man apparently did not obey original court orders, nor the advice of his lawyer. He was also ordered to pay $612,000 to the daughter the couple share while she completes her university degree. The man transferred various assets into the names of other people in order to evade payment -- assets which were frozen by the court. 

Property which was supposed to be divided in the settlement included a mansion in Vancouver, a number of apartments in Canada and international locations and a medical clinic in Singapore. There were also a number of luxury vehicles in the mix worth millions. Other valuables included Persian rugs, and jewellery.

High asset divorce cases can cause a multitude of problems when trying to reach a divorce settlement. With so much at stake, getting the advice and guidance of a British Columbia lawyer is of the utmost importance. A lawyer will review each case individually and make recommendations on how to proceed. A lawyer may also be able to assist a client who believes a former spouse may be hiding assets as in this particular case.   

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