This week, the English family courts have sent yet another message in support of families and free choice.

This comes hot on the heels of the courts celebrating the choice of older teenagers last week, when out of court discussions were encouraged over Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s 15-year-old son Rocco’s wish to stay living with his father in England.

This week it is the chance of the devoted parent and homemaker to shine.The news that a judge has ordered 90 per cent of a couple’s assets to the wife, who had given up her career and significant earning potential to raise the couple’s children, has given the sacrifices made by her and all homemakers the credit they deserve.

The judge felt becoming a stay-at-home mum had left Jane Morris with a ‘low earning capacity’ and ‘rusty skills’, having spent her time raising three children during their 25-year marriage, leaving a successful career in recruitment to do so.

Read more: A judge has ordered 90 per cent of a couple’s assets to the housewife in a victory that should be celebrated | Voices | The Independent

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