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English woman receives large payment in divorce deal despite contributing nothing

A divorcee has won her battle against her ex-husband, as she was able to hold on to a multi-million pound settlement, despite having contributed nothing to their shared wealth, according to the Daily Mail.

Jennifer Grubb was awarded a multi-million pound country house set in 40 acres of parkland, more than 75,000 pounds per year in child maintenance payments and a lump sum of several million pounds following a decision that was given by a High Court judge, the news source reported.

Her husband, Anthony Watkins Grubb, challenged the ruling at the Court of Appeal, claiming that he had allegedly contributed 100 percent of the money to their fortune, due mostly to the family assets that he had inherited and increased through investing, the Daily Mail reported.

The Telegraph reported that she took issue with this claim by Anthony, as she claimed that although she contributed no physical earnings, she was allegedly a virtuous wife and had been an emotional support for the family due to the fact that he was busy with business.

UK fathers denied right to see children due to lack of law

Plans to enshrine the concept that a child has a “meaningful relationship with both parents” into law are likely to be dropped, as the proposal was left out of a report on family justice by a government entity in England, according to The Daily Telegraph.

This type of action is not limited to the UK, as the rights of fathers around the world are often pushed aside in preference for the mother.

“Achieving shared parenting in those cases where it is safe to do so is a matter of raising parental awareness at the earliest opportunity. The welfare of children must always come before the rights of both parents,” David Norgrove, a former pensions regulator and civil servant, said in a report on family justice.

Several groups that favor a father’s rights in custody battles have spoken out against the report, as they argued that it is a crime for men to be denied access to their children, according to the Telegraph.

The Daily Mail reported that the “Norgrove Report” could undermine any progress that these father’s rights groups had made with David Cameron.