Ex-wife wins £50,000 maintenance, for her HORSES.

Source: Daily Mail

A wife has been awarded £50,000 in maintenance for her horses as part of a £1.5m divorce package in a landmark case that could spark bitter disputes over pets.

The woman, who has not been named, was awarded the yearly sum after appeal judges agreed her three horses were a key part of her life.

They also ruled she should be given a lump sum of £900,000 from her ex-husband, a banker in the City, to allow her to buy a house with enough land for the animals.

Lawyers believe the case could break new ground in divorce cases with couples claiming maintenance for their pets as well as themselves and their children.

Somebody fucking shoot me.

The talented rider’s annual package came to £80,000, including the £50,000 for her three animals which the court heard were almost a child substitute.

Oh fuck off you childish bitch. I guess this female is incapable of providing the upkeep for these horses from her own back. She chooses, he pays. And people wonder why marriage rates are falling through the floor.

The couple, who live in Gloucestershire, had been married for 11 years but had no children after she lost a baby in 2001.

‘During the marriage the horses played a major part in the wife’s life with the consent and encouragement of the husband,’ Britain’s most senior family judge Sir Mark Potter said.

So what’s the message then? Don’t consent to your wife doing anything can she could use against you in divorce? Oh wait, you can’t do that, that would be OPPRESSING the poor, weak, female. Wait, I thought women were equal to men? Guess that’s another flip flop they can do when it suits them.

The animals became even more important after they lost their baby and in 2004, her husband gave her a foal to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, the court heard.

She had bought the other two herself with £20,000 from a personal inheritance and loved eventing them.

However, when the couple split up, her husband argued the horses were an unnecessary luxury and that she should keep one and put it into livery.

The appeal judges disagreed and upheld the original award made by District Judge Michael Segal in the county court last May.

Of course they did. Reading this article, one gets the feeling of a spoilt child arguing for the man to continue to pay for her little treats, as if he is obligated to her after divorce. For how long? Until she says so? What does she have to do in return? That’s right, FUCK ALL.

He held that the wife’s talent and obvious love for her horses had been prominent throughout their lives together.

She had given up her part-time job in a financial company after they married while her husband carried on working in the City.

A woman working part-time in the City? Well I never. I know this story well. A part timer bitch who shacks up with a banker, immediately quits her job (probably the bloody reason she went for a job in ‘finance’ anyway) and does the ‘i love you’ scam for the required length of time. Beats having to earn a living eh…

Judge Segal said: ‘In any event, the wife does not want a 9-to-5 job, because this would not give her enough time with her horses. I am not qualified to say whether or not it is because she has no children that she is so devoted to her horses.’

I don’t believe this. The Judge is making excuses for this entitlement bitch. She doesn’t want to do a full time job because of her horses? What the FUCK does that have to do with the husband, who was probably pulling 50 hour weeks in the City to fund her self-indulgent lifestyle. It’s HER choice, her action, so she should be responsible for that. Anything the ex-husband gave her should be appreciated for what it was. Which is now over.

The wife had said: ‘Horses are my family. I see them every day. You form a very close bond with horses.’

Mr Justice Potter agreed she should not be expected to work full-time at the cost of her horses and eventing because the hobby had been such a big part of their lives.

Barbara Simpson, head of family law at Boodle Hatfield and a deputy district judge in the family courts, warned the ruling would have far-reaching consequences

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‘One could easily envisage a scenario where, for example, the wife had a particular interest in breeding spaniels and entered them in local dog shows,’ she told The Times.

‘If there was enough money in the divorce pot, it is not inconceivable that she would be awarded money in order to buy a property with kennels or maintenance to cover the costs of the vet’s bills or doggy treats.’

That’s another 50,000 men saying no to marriage, then.

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One thought on “Ex-wife wins £50,000 maintenance, for her HORSES.

  1. Lucky horses don’t have jobs in the City. Otherwise this greedy, selfish, layabout scumbucket would no doubt shag them and take their loot.

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