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Robin Hood for Divorced Women

07 March 2011

You hear the same old story trumped out a lot, a women thought she was happily married to a well off man in a wealthy suburb, has three young children and all of a sudden, he moves out, is in love with someone else, and cuts her off financially, to try to blackmail her into accepting his settlement terms. So he can run off, scott free with the nanny, secretary or woman he met on the plane...

Not that many people feel sorry for his wife, as many of her friends etc thought she was so well off that she doesn't need any help. She find herself completely broke, alone and emotionally devastated. It's even worse when her husband is say, a lawyer and honestly thinks her contribution to their life as a stay at home mum (which he insisted on) is really not much of a valuable contribution anyway and she really doesn't deserve much of a portion of his hard earned money as really she is worth little more than a house maid.

Unfortunately, this happens a lot, and just because someone does not have the power over the money or the high earning job and is in a weak position does not mean they have to take whatever pitiful settlement the ex husband offers her.

It is surprisingly so commonplace that it almost reads like a novel where the heroine is at the bottom and now life will somehow, suddenly turn around.

Enter the modern day robin hood for divorced women, there are now funds that will lend damsels in distress money to fund their life until their settlement and for reasonable legal representation so they can ensure they get their fair entitlements. These funds are expensive but not for long and if you get a much better settlement because of it, then of course can be well worth it.

One such fund is run by Brendan Lyle, who has many happy customers, over 90% are women. It is good to know these people exist to help women in their hour of need. Again if the settlement is not likely to be much then it may not be worth doing, but if there are substantial assets at stake then it can be worthwhile.

You can speak to someone at any one of these funding places to find out.

Does anyone have a Robin Hood story where a damsel in distress has been saved?