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Sometimes I come across something that really makes my blood boil. I’ll let the story speak for itself here:
Kathleen Wyatt had earlier demanded a £1.9 million payout from Dale Vince, a former New Age traveller, although she did not lodge a maintenance claim until more than 25 years after they had separated, and nearly 20 years after their divorce.
He has also been forced to pay her legal costs.
Judges were told that the couple met as students, married in 1981 when they were in their early 20s, and lived a New Age traveller lifestyle. They separated in the mid-1980s and divorced in 1992. In the mid-1990s Mr Vince began a business career and went on to become a green energy tycoon after launching a company called Ecotricity - and justices were told that the business group is worth at least £57 million. They have a son together, which may have helped her claim:
Miss Wyatt and Mr Vince were together for two years and had a son, Dane, in 1983, who now lives and works with his father.
But check out how well she’s done as a mother otherwise:
She went on to have another two children during a brief romance with another man who left soon after the children were born.
She now lives in a rundown former council house with her unemployed son Robin Wyatt, 21, her unemployed daughter Jessie, 18, Jessie's jobless boyfriend Ashley Lloyd, 24, and their three-month-old daughter Scarlett. Her eldest child Emily Wyatt, 36, was jailed last year burglary and is in Eastwood Park Prison in Gloucester. The Supreme Court heard she was a heroin-addicted prostitute. Emily's young daughter Alita is about to move into the crowded family house after being cared for by her grandparents. Miss Wyatt has taken jobs picking fruit, and since the mid-1990s has lived largely on benefits.
And what has she learned from this experience pray tell? This is what her daughter has to say:
"Mum told me the night before the court case that she was doing it for women power. "She thinks all men are the same. I have seen my mum struggling for years and she is the best mum in the world.”
Classic victim mentality, and lack of personal responsibility. Dale Vince unsurprisingly disputes the claims. And since his biological son is the only one who’s made anything for himself, who are you inclined to believe?
He said that in considering whether or not to strike out her claim, the five Supreme Court Justices had had to take her best case as if it was true, without hearing the other side. He said Miss Wyatt's assertion that she raised their son alone and in great hardship, was not true. Mr Vince told Radio 4's Today programme that he had given her "a lot of money" and a "great deal of help".
Conclusion: DON’T GET MARRIED!