Mother awarded £400,000 in divorce for stepping back from her career
Solicitor awarded compensation for “relationship-generated disadvantage”
A mother who sacrificed her career in order to look after her children has won compensation of £400,000 in addition to an equal split of assets totalling nearly £10 million.
Mr Justice Moor ruled that there had been “relationship-generated disadvantage” as the woman had taken primary responsibility for the children. He stated,
“The husband’s career took precedence. I accept that it is unusual to find significant relationship-generated disadvantage that may lead to a claim for compensation, but I am clear that this is one such case.”
Mr Justice Moor apparently stressed that the decision should not result in a host of claims for relationship-generated disadvantage but restates the case that compensation still exists in truly exceptional cases.
The judgment is expected to be published soon.