Saw this story a few weeks ago.
TL: DR: Back in the nineties, a two people made a baby. He was unemployed and she divorced him in short order. No child support was awarded because he had no money.
Fast-forward twenty years, and he is a multimillionaire… and she suddenly wants £2 Million for child support.
This is not exactly news: She tried this before and was shot in flames down a few years ago, but she’s obviously not letting that slow her down.
At this point, she has only received permission to apply for child support, so there is not much of a story here. But the fact that she has even received permission to take this matter to court is alarming.
There is a tendency in divorce family courts to put women and children first, mostly at the expense of men. This made sense when women could not vote, own property, divorce their husbands without cause or survive and thrive after divorce. But those are no longer problems, yet we still expect men to live up to their side of an ancient bargain that no longer exists.
But women who walk out on their husbands have already made that decision. They have chosen freedom over marital obligation.
If a woman decides to blow up her marriage and walk out on her husband, that is her choice. But that choice came with consequences.When she left him she knew that life would be hard, and she knew that he would not be able to help her. For her to then change her mind yet again and claim child support because he has money is effectively saying:”I don’t want you, but I sure would like some of your money“.
A wife takes a man for better or for worse. A mistress takes a man for better.
It sounds to me like she is trying to get the best of both worlds.