Judge tells ex-wife of millionaire horse surgeon: ‘go out to work’
An appeal court judge has told the ex-wife of a millionaire horse surgeon to seek employment, warning that she has no right to expect “an income for life” at her former husband’s expense.
In a decision that may have wider ramifications for the ex-partners of wealthy spouses, Lord Justice Pitchford said divorcees with children aged over seven should work for a living.
The comments were made as he rejected a challenge by mother-of-two Tracey Wright to a decision by a family court judge to slash her future maintenance.
Wright, a 51-year-old former legal secretary and riding instructor, had opted not to be a working mother when she split up with her husband Ian in 2008 after 11 years of marriage. Continue reading
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