Sally Ridge and Adam Parore’s court battle over assets was stalled by an attempt to get the dispute away from the High Court today.
Lawyers for the former couple appeared in Auckland High Court on matters relating to Ms Ridge’s attempt to place a freezing order on Mr Parore’s assets.
But it was slowed by Mr Parore’s attempt to get the matter dealt with in a smaller court. NBR understands Mr Parore, a former Black Caps cricketer, thinks the Family Court would be more appropriate.
Ms Ridge’s lawyer, Daniel Grove, said he had received a notice protesting jurisdiction from Mr Parore’s lawyer on Friday.
But he said Ms Ridge had “urgent circumstances” and wants the court to set that notice aside.
He said he would also be filing evidence, on behalf of Ms Ridge, in relation to "injunctive relief" later today.
In order for those steps to be taken, Justice Murray Gilbert stood the matter down this morning.
But the dispute will return before the court later this month.
Neither Mr Parore or Ms Ridge appeared in court today.
Their nine-year relationship ended in 2010.