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Wife's Bid for CFO Ex's Future Bonuses May Make Divorces Pricier

  • Estranged wife wants share of bonus seven years after break-up
  • Lawyer says case could set a ‘very significant precedent’

The estranged wife of a U.K. finance director earning 1.8 million euros ($2.1 million) says she should get a share of his bonuses until 2019, seven years after their break-up. 

Kim Waggott says William Waggott, finance director of Tui Travel Plc, should pay her 35 percent of his bonuses between 2014 and 2019, regardless of whether she needs the money, according to his court filings for a London hearing on Wednesday. Lawyers say the case could set a “very significant precedent,” making wealthy people’s divorces more expensive.