Court gives woman right to seek settlement years after split

March 11, 2015 6:26 PM

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LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the passage of time is no barrier to a financial settlement in a divorce case, giving a British woman the right to pursue a claim against her ex-husband decades after they parted ways.

In a landmark ruling, the court decided that Kathleen Wyatt, 55, was entitled to seek compensation from ex-husband Dale Vince, 53. The couple married in 1981, raised two children together and lived a lifestyle of New Age nomads. When they divorced in 1992, they had no assets or income.

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