[Solved] Dad to challenge ‘unfair’ divorce laws in court: working too much
Dad to challenge ‘unfair’ divorce laws in court after wife left him for working too much
A DAD says his human rights were breached when his wife left him for working too much and missing holidays.
Charles Ayeh-Kumi, 64, reckons divorce laws are unfair and has mounted a High Court challenge.
Charles Ayeh-Kumi's wife Marion cited unreasonable behaviour in their divorce case
His wife Marion cited unreasonable behaviour in their divorce case.
But Mr Ayeh-Kumi, an IT consultant from Farnborough, Hants, says that phrase is too vague.
The dad of two said: "I am a one-man band. If I don't work, I don't get paid.
"I admit that I missed a few family holidays, and that I made myself available to clients 24/7, over the weekends and late at night.
A virtual hearing next week will consider the dad-of-two's case against the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
"That is how I differentiate myself from the bigger companies that do what I do, and how I secure myself more clients.
"We were struggling to pay our mortgage at the time. I needed to keep a roof over my wife and daughters' heads."
I'm struggling to understand what he hopes to achieve with this - aside wasting the courts time and presumably a fair bit of money. If he wins, his wife still isn't suddenly going to change her mind about wanting the divorce. The best solution to this is the no-fault divorce, which will hopefully start next year.