Splitting the Assets

Splitting the Assets


Fashions in news coverage may come and go. But a nice, juicy divorce case appears as popular today as it always was. Sadly, the emotional turmoil behind the headlines is nothing to crow about.

Suddenly, the most intimate details of a marriage are being discussed in front of strangers and sometimes at inordinate length. As more couples are choosing to represent themselves, more and more time is being wasted as judges attempt to explain court procedure.

Injustices are not uncommon. In this programme those on both sides of the bench discuss the inadequacies of Family Law, which many think should be restructured.


Anita Anand examines the emotionally charged court process of financial settlement following divorce, and is joined by a panel of experts to explore the issues.