This week, via a ruling of the Supreme Court, Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil may have just changed the landscape surrounding divorce cases forever.

Ruling that the women may now revisit their divorce settlements and claim for more money, the Supreme Court may have opened the floodgates.

Both issues were cases of a settlement being reached only for discoveries to be made further down the line that their spouses had hidden vast amounts of their wealth from the courts when judgements were originally being passed.

The ruling has been hailed as "incredibly significant" by the BBC's legal correspondent Clive Coleman who went on to say of the situation,

""If one of the parties is dishonest, if they are misleading about what their assets are, then this is a very clear signal that the other party can go back to court, can have the agreement set aside and can have the whole thing considered again."

A decision like this has been a long time coming. It is somewhat preposterous that either party to a divorce can intentionally hide their assets away in an effort to essentially cheat the system and then be free to reap the rewards of their dishonest deed the second the ink has dried on the settlement.

Marrying with the sole intention to entrap the other party into providing a lifetime of financial support is a separate issue and separate arguments can be raised as to the amounts awarded within divorces, but for now, this decision is certainly a step in the right direction as far as justice is concerned!