A Russian magnificence queen whose marriage to the previous king of Malaysia collapsed weeks after she gave delivery is launching a authorized battle in opposition to her ex-husband to get a rise on a ‘derisory’ £1,200 a month youngster upkeep cost.
London-based Oksana Voevodina, 30, has been in touch with a crew of British attorneys in a bid to settle a long-running bitter dispute over the way forward for their three yr previous son.
Attorneys for Voevodina argued the month-to-month quantity was not sufficient contemplating her ex-husband, Sultan Muhammed V, was ‘extraordinarily rich.’
They instructed a listening to on the Royal Courts of Justice in London immediately that the 53-year-old former monarch had offered the month-to-month upkeep of £1,200.
Oksana Voevodina, 30, left, is suing her former husband Sultan Muhammad V of Malaysia for a rise in youngster help after she obtained a £12,000 lump sum and £1,200 a month following their divorce in 2019
Voevodina’s authorized crew mentioned the divorce settlement was a ‘manifest injustice’ to their shopper, pictured right here exterior the Excessive Court docket in London
Her lawyer Nicholas Wilkinson instructed the court docket the problem involved ‘the rich ex-King of Malaysia who seeks to counsel $1,500 [£1,200] a month is adequate to offer for his ex-wife and youngster.’
He instructed the court docket the previous King, who abdicated in 2020 after a backlash in opposition to his marriage, had did not adjust to a earlier court docket order as a part of his ex-wife’s declare when he was requested to disclose his belongings. And Mr Wilkinson described the present upkeep sum, which will probably be paid till the kid is eighteen, as ‘derisory’.
The previous Miss Moscow had additionally obtained a £12,000 lump sum cost after her divorce following a wedding that led to 2019 – after only a yr.
However Mr Wilkinson mentioned of the divorce settlement: ‘There may be manifest injustice.’
Voevodina, who has additionally labored in funding and has returned to her former profession of modelling, arrived on the court docket flanked by her three attorneys.
The 30-year-old was wearing a tailor-made black satin trouser swimsuit, stiletto heels and clutching a Prada purse.
She didn’t converse earlier than Mrs Justice Leiven of the Household Division of the Excessive Court docket however scribbled on submit it notes all through the day lengthy listening to.
The previous King, who’s reported to be price tens of millions, is known to have by no means met his son, who can’t be named for authorized causes. And the sultan, who stays the ruler of Kelantan in Malaysia, is believed to have by no means publicly acknowledged the kid as his.
Oksana, a former Miss Moscow, is known to have claimed that her son is the sultan’s sole male inheritor and as such ‘crown prince of the Sultanate of Kelantan’ and potential ‘future king of Malaysia’.
Oksana, a former Miss Moscow, is known to have claimed that her son is the sultan’s sole male inheritor and as such ‘crown prince of the Sultanate of Kelantan’ and potential ‘future king of Malaysia’
Oksana lives within the UK along with her son and a feminine pal from Ukraine.
Michael Horton, KC, for the ex-King, had tried to problem Oskana’s eligibility to hunt a Excessive Court docket ruling as she had solely been resident right here for a yr.
However the choose dominated that she had met the eligibility take a look at to convey an utility earlier than the Excessive Court docket.
Mr Horton additionally mentioned the ex-husband could be in search of sovereign state immunity which might absolve him from any ruling that’s made. The choose dominated that may be determined at an additional listening to.
She was divorced by her twice wed husband underneath strict Islamic regulation a month after the delivery of their son.
He stays ruler of Kelantan and is reported to have wed one other European magnificence.
The choose set an additional listening to for March and dominated the ex-King ought to pay his ex-wife’s authorized prices of £15,000.
In the meantime the sultan, often called Faris to his associates, has taken one other European magnificence as his new queen consort.
Czech-born Yana Yakubková, 35, is now often called Diana Petra Abdullah and was conferred the title of Sultanah of Kelantan on August 2.
The sultan is an animal-lover who has been described in his homeland as ‘calm, modest and has the folks’s pursuits at coronary heart.’
He’s mentioned to have a whole bunch of animals, together with lions and buffalo, in his personal mini safari park.
The dramatic breakdown of the connection adopted a whirlwind romance which noticed the couple tie the knot in a glamorous marriage ceremony.
Sultan Muhammad started his reign as King of Malaysia in December 2016.
The king secretly married Oksana in a low-key Islamic ceremony in Kelantan on June 7 2018 after reportedly assembly in Europe the earlier yr
He secretly married Oksana in a low-key Islamic ceremony in Kelantan on June 7 2018 after reportedly assembly in Europe the earlier yr.
Recalling their extravagant reception in Moscow, Oksana has mentioned beforehand: ‘It was like a fairytale as a result of each lady desires about an attractive marriage and so my husband determined to make this current for me.’
Their summer time marriage ceremony was adopted by a glittering reception in Moscow which introduced their unlikely union to the world.
Her son was mentioned to have been conceived on a romantic Australian royal vacation simply weeks after the ceremony.
The sultan took a go away of absence from his place as rumours of the marriage emerged.
Their marriage was greeted by shock within the conservative Malaysian state, not least due to the 23-year age hole.
And the union was met with unease by Islamic leaders regardless of his bride changing to the faith.
It was hit by additional controversy when the Russian media ran claims that 5 years earlier than assembly Faris, Oksana had taken half in a lurid actuality TV present.
The Excessive Court docket heard their youngster was born on Could 21 2019. But, simply 4 weeks later, he abruptly divorced Oksana utilizing the Triple Talaq Islamic process
The info stay in dispute however her associates say she was totally open with the king about her previous life as their jet-setting romance blossomed.
But by December he had gone and shortly after in January 2019, the Sultan abdicated the throne because the nation’s fifteenth King, turning into the primary monarch within the nation’s historical past to take action.
Their youngster was born on Could 21, 2019.
But, simply 4 weeks later, he abruptly divorced Oksana utilizing the Triple Talaq Islamic process.
Below the observe a Muslim man ends his marriage by saying ‘You might be divorced’ in Arabic 3 times.
Oksana has insisted she heard about it from the Web.
There have been claims the then king was livid that particulars leaked out in regards to the Moscow marriage ceremony celebration when he had needed it to stay hidden and ‘non-public’ – together with images from the truth TV present of his spouse in a swimming pool clinch with a male participant in Mexico.