There\’s a reason for this you know?
The point at issue, though, is much broader: the law suggests that she has a “natural” right to a slice of her exhusband’s fortune; even Paul has resigned himself to this. And yet what moral justification is there for such a claim? I dare say Mr Justice Bennett, with his long and noble legal training, will put us right on this.
" I thee with my worldly goods endow". Recognise the phrase?
What he should have done of course is go and live in the house on the Mull of Kintyre for the year before divorcing her. Under Scottish divorce law (so I\’m told) he would only have had to split any money that came in during the period of the marriage.