When a pair of New Age travellers split up and divorced in 1992, both were penniless and there was no order for maintenance to be paid to the ex-wife for her or the couple’s children.

Twenty years later, the ex-husband had built a ‘green energy’ business with more than 70,000 customers.

His ex-wife has now commenced proceedings against him for maintenance, arguing that, despite his growing wealth, he failed to provide their children with anything more than pocket money and a claim for maintenance should be allowed to be heard.

Refusing to deny the ex-wife the right to bring a claim, the High Court has ordered that her claim should be heard.

It is important to note that a divorce only dissolves the marriage it does not dismiss the financial claims the spouses may have against each other.

Should you be doing your own divorce, you need to consider the financial claims, please contact a member of our team to discuss further.