My fellow family lawyers and I have groaned at a recent damming comment made by the football commentator, Gary Lineker.

Clearly Mr Lineker has had a bad experience of divorce (at least once), but comments such as these are largely unfounded and unfair. Family lawyers, family mediators and in particular Resolution Family Lawyers aim to resolve matters in an amicable way, with a focus on what is in the best interests of the child and parties.

In many cases I would love there to be a mathematical equation to outline how assets should be divided, but in many others I am glad that such an equation does not exist. The legislation we have puts the needs of children, and the needs of parties as a priority. I am not sure how a maths formula could ever do that?