Where couples separate, the breadwinner is often close to their full earning potential, while the homemaker is in a worse financial position
Over the years since the Property ( Relationships) Act has been in place, there have only been 100 cases come before the courts on this issue and only 40% of them were successful.
It now seems that the Supreme Court has tried to give economic disparity arguments a boost. In a recent decision (Scott v Williams) the Supreme Court held that where;
1.There is a long-term relationship; and
2.There has been a traditional split of roles into breadwinner and homemaker; and
3.There is a significant disparity of income between breadwinner and homemaker;
An economic disparity claim is presumed, and compensation can be awarded.
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