Divorce has no winners, but who are the biggest losers? Research has found that women are often worse off financially, at least in the short term. But some men will disagree.
With one in three marriages ending in divorce, most of us are affected by it either directly or through friends. The results are rarely pretty and both partners can end up in a less than ideal situation.
A straw poll of those who've been through it found the attitude and personality of your ex could play a big role in whether you were left poverty stricken or coping well emotionally and financially.