… As if they were married, a court rules today.
Socialist Labours attack on male-female relationships just went up a gear.
A man was yesterday ordered to sell his home and give his ex-partner half the proceeds – even though they aren’t married.
Carl Barron lived with Lynne Fowler for 17 years in the home where they raised their two children. But despite the fact that he paid for the mortgage, the Court of Appeal decided she is entitled to half of the £150,000 property.
Granted, both names were on the register for the home. He paid the deposit, the mortgage and the bills. She paid for family holidays, food and looking after the children.’
Still, was there some attempt to quantify her financial contributions to his?
When the couple split in 2005 Mr Barron was declared the ‘beneficial’ owner in a county court ruling.
Yesterday, however, Lady Justice Arden, and two other Appeal Court judges, overturned that decision.
The judge said the joint name registry was a deliberate choice and it must be legally presumed that ownership was equal.
Well I guess he shouldn’t have put her name on it, although I have a feeling the ex-wife could have still fought for and won a share of the assets anyway. It isn’t like pre-nups are worth anything in the UK, I have no reason to think this would be any different.
Here comes the double-standard.
A previous ruling at The House of Lords, however, came to the exact opposite conclusion.
In April last year five Law Lords ruled that a father of four was not entitled to half of the family home he had shared with his girlfriend of 20 years because she had contributed more money to buy it.
Hmm, this reveals that this father of four actually paid into the mortgage as opposed to this more recent case where the woman paid nothing at all. It seems the theoretical ’50/50′ only applies when women stand to gain. Sounds like standard feminist methodology to me.
If you are wondering how long you would have to be with the ‘live-in’ girlfriend before this comes into effect, you don’t have to wait twenty years.
A live-in partner would also be liable for compensation once the couple had lived together for more than two years.
The reforms are currently on hold while ministers investigate how much it will cost in legal aid.
Ah, additional (illegal) burdens on the taxpayer.
One in six couples living together are unmarried, 67 per cent more than ten years ago. This is expected to rise to one in four by 2031.
Makes it much easier for communism to flourish.
1) Turn churches into ideology-driven political clubs.
2) Replace genuine education with a dumbed down and politically correct curriculum.
3) Fashion the mass media into instruments for mass manipulation and for harassing and discrediting traditional institutions and their spokesman.
4) Ridicule morality, decency, and age old virtues without respite.
5) Present the youth, not with heroic examples, but with aggressively degenerate behavioral models.
6) Attack the very building blocks of a moral society: attack marriage and family in order to subvert the social order