Much has been written lately about the size of celebrity divorce payouts, especially when the marriage has only lasted a few years. To quote Lady Deech, chair of the Bar Standards Board.
"The message that's going out is marry a footballer, marry a banker, stick it out for a few years and your lifestyle will always be on that level". Now not everyone can find a footballer and become the W in WAGS. However, if you can then why not. It's not just wives, husbands can do it too. Under current divorce law you could do very well for very little effort.
Big divorce settlements
Reasons for divorce
Most people go for "unreasonable" behaviour as you will not have to prove anything and your allegations will rarely even be challenged.
A fairer way of dividing the dosh
The split of the money on divorce (after the children have been taken care of) is usually 50/50. In many divorces this leaves both of you with a lot less than you thought it would. It's the issue over which the biggest fights take place.
The universal truth is that whether you thought you we going to get £15m and you only got £12m or you wanted the car and ended up with the lawnmower both of you are going to think he/she was totally unfair. Each side of a divorce thinks the other got far more of the dosh than they deserved.