This article sadly demonstrates how messy things can get when a couple separates. The former footballer has also accused his wife of stealing from him.
I appreciate it can be difficult to deal with matters amicably following a separation as emotions are often running high but it is far preferable if you can, especially where there are children involved.
We encourage our clients to try and reach an agreement on issues such as the arrangements regarding their children and the financial issues and this also saves costs.
Former footballer John Fashanu is embroiled in a bitter split with his wife Abigail amid claims that she threatened him with knives after he slept with their maid. The ex-Wimbledon player, 52, has filed for divorce, claiming his 'life was at stake' - and says it was in fact her who cheated on him - with another woman who she calls her 'spiritual partner'. Mrs Fashanu, 48, strenuously denies these allegations and says her ex-husband is 'sick and needs help'.