by butwhynot  08/01/2016  183 Page Views
6 Comments  Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
Is it possible for the court to award one with more than what one was asking in the first place?

Pre trial negotiations:
For example, the asset pool is $10
Person A is asking for 50%/$5, but person B is offering 20%$2 to settle.

Their matter goes to trial, and hidden assets are discovered. The asset pool is now $20. Will court ever award person A more $5 which is what they were originally asking, or is it possible they can get more than that because the asset pool has now changed?