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Top court says no extra alimony after luxury car deal

Ex-wife's decision to quit work undermines legal appeal

08 January, 17:26
Top court says no extra alimony after luxury car deal (ANSA) - Rome, January 8 - An Italian woman who appealed for extra alimony from her ex-husband lost her case in the country's top court Wednesday after it learned she had enough money to lease a luxury car.

The woman, 47, had complained that her alimony from a 2008 divorce was not sufficient to maintain her lifestyle.

The couple had been married for 12 years and the ex-husband also paid support for the couple's 20-year-old daughter, who is not yet independent of her parents.

The Cassation Court rejected the woman's appeal, noting that her lease of a Mercedes SLK suggested she was not in financial straits.

It also noted that the woman had quit her job as a teacher of religion and was living with another man, both elements "confirming the adequacy of income at her disposal".

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