I don't necessarily agree with Baroness Deech below but it is important whether it is the husband or the wife that they have realistic expectations about their financial settlement. This will hopefully mean that the parties can then reach a settlement by agreement and avoid court proceedings which is far preferable and saves legal costs.
Britain's divorce laws should be tougher on women because they are encouraged to shun work and 'find a footballer' to marry, a female peer has said. Baroness Deech, who is standing down as the chair of the Bar Standards Board, believes the divorce system is 'terribly unfair' and needs urgent reform. She says as the law stands young women are sent the 'bad message' to find someone rich and 'once you are married you need never go out to work'. 'Never mind about A levels or a degree or taking the Bar course — come out and find a footballer,' she told the Financial Times. She believes that couples should settle the terms of their divorce before their wedding and this would stop women marrying successful men and then running off with a large share of their wealth.