A UK Supreme court justice has sparked a debate on divorce pay outs received by ex-wives. He defended the divorce system of lump sums and maintenance payments made by divorcing husbands. As reported in The Financial Times, Lord Wilson’s comments, given at a speech at the University of Bristol, came ‘after peers have called for urgent reform to divorce laws. Some judges have sought to restrict maintenance amounts’.
We have judges like Lord Wilson who believe that its unrealistic to tell a wife, left on her own perhaps at age 60. A long marriage, payments for say three years Then she must fend for herself’. A millionaire husband took his ex-wife back to court to argue that the awarded settlement in their divorce was unfair. Judges in the Court of Appeal, informed the ex-wife to get a job and not expect to be “supported for life”.
Judges with years of experience in divorce law, still find it hard to grapple with decisions, in regards to financial settlement and who should get what. The judiciary often make decisions to contradict one another. This makes the court process inconsistent and unpredictable – not to mention expensive.
This is why Divorce Negotiator advocates amicable divorces. Through negotiation directly between couples rather than leaving it to the court to decide. It is beyond comprehension why parties want a total stranger to make a decision about their finances? Our aim is to help you both reach an agreement. No large legal bills or stress of court. An agreement reached between you is more likely to stick to than one that the courts force upon you. Ultimately the money saved would stay in the parties’ pockets.