It does depend on the circumstances of the particular case but wherever possible, I advise my clients to proceed as amicably as possible and reach an agreement and avoid a situation like below. Graeme Smith has denied these reports but if they were true, it's unlikely matters would proceed amicably between them.
South African cricketer Graeme Smith has denied reports he accidentally revealed he wanted a divorce to his Irish singer wife Morgan Deane by text message. Smith, 34, has been married to former You're A Star contestant Morgan Deane, 29, for four years. The couple have a one-year-old son and a daughter aged two. Morgan Deane, once part of the band Industry with Donal Skehan, Lee Hutton and Michele McGrath, was also a backing singer for pop sensations Jedward in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper carried a story claiming that friends of the family said Smith had mistakenly sent his wife a message meant for their lawyer, just minutes after reassuring her the relationship could be saved.