Although this has purported been the case for some time - i.e. that ex wives should not be allowed to sit back and rely on wealthy ex husbands to pay for an extravagant lifestyle for life (Heather Mills beware!!) - it seems that the Court of Appeal have endorsed this view which can only be a good thing.
Lord Justice Pitchford, sitting in the High Court in London, has backed a ruling which told Tracey Wright (right) to 'get a job' because she has no right to be 'supported for life' at her ex-husband Ian's expense. Last year, Mr Wright, 59 (right), who is one of the country's top equine surgeons and runs a cutting edge equine hospital in Newmarket (inset), went to the High Court to try and reduce the £75,000-a-year in maintenance and school fees he was ordered to pay his ex-wife following their divorce in 2008. He protested that it was not fair that he was expected to keep supporting his ex-wife indefinitely, even after his retirement, while she made 'no effort whatsoever to seek work.'