Wife Who Has Won £1m In Britain’s Nastiest Divorce
Extract from: Daily Mail, Friday June 5 2015, Front Cover and Page 11
Judge warns her: Cut your spending!
A Russian beauty queen was awarded £1.2 million and an ‘eye-watering’ £370,000-a-year settlement from her ex-husband yesterday.
Mr Justice Holman said they could have saved themselves a painful court battle and more than £1million in legal fees saying:
I hope you have learned your lesson. This bruising experience was a boxing match. It was not edifying . There are no winners and no losers.
During their marriage the ex-husband and wife’s expenditure was running to about £800,000 a year.
Ekaterina Parfenova Fields who is 42, was a child atttress during the Soviet era and her former husband Richard Fields is a 59 year old US legal tycoon.
The rest of the article elaborates as to how vain the couple are. I am not surprised the judge had a fit. You can buy the paper and read the rest.
Mr Fields is in a new relationship with a US law professional and hopes to marry her, once his fifth divorce is finalised. The barrister representing Mr Fields told the court his client wanted to appeal against the divorce settlement prompting an outburst from the judge:
“If this can’t be resolved by agreement then they haven’t learned anaything. I’m not going to give you permission to appeal.”