The problem that many American men face with divorce is that they feel too many of their hard-earned assets go to their wives following the split. A recent case in Ireland showed that this is not a problem that is confined to the U.S.
According to the Independent, a wealthy businessman in Ireland won a Supreme Court appeal that stopped him from having to pay more money to his ex-wife.
The news source reported that this ruling would have an impact on divorce in the country, as men who felt that they were unjustly forced to pay an unfairly large sum to their ex-wife may head back to court.
“Irish law does not establish a right to a clean break,” said the Supreme Court. “However, it is a legitimate aspiration.”
The ruling came as the businessman was forced to buy his ex-wife a second home on top of the €1 million house that she was living in, according to the Independent.
The Irish Times reported that the court ruled against the ex-wife in part due to the fact that she showed no attempt to invest any of the money in any type of “wealth-producing activity.”