A woman whose relationship ended in divorce 20 years ago has won a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the right to claim cash from her ex-husband.
The BBC reports:
Kathleen Wyatt, 55, had lodged the claim against Dale Vince, 53, who has become a multi-millionaire.
Mr Vince had previously appealed successfully against Ms Wyatt's claim on the basis that it was too late.
According to various reports, the couple were "penniless" when they divorced but Mr Vince is now a multi-millionaire, while his ex-wife has struggled to raise their son due to financial hardship.
I haven't yet drunk enough coffee this morning to be sure about what I think of this. I know some people think it's an unjust ruling, and that a person shouldn't have access to their partner's cash twenty years after the relationship ended, but where there's a child involved I think that changes things.
Should parents support their kids when their relationship breaks down? Absolutely. Is it fair to demand what amounts to a back payment if that hasn't happened over a period of many years? Yes, I think so.
What's your view? Should you be able to claim a financial settlement from your ex-partner many years after the relationship ends?Or should there be a time limit for ex-spouses to apply for cash after a couple divorce?
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