Money to burn
The Guardian reports today that, according to a survey by Grant Thornton, 49% of divorces in Britain last year came after one partner asked a private investigator to check whether the other was committing adultery. Sorry, but I just don't believe it. It is extremely rare for any of my clients to use a private investigator. Apparently Grant Thornton got the information from "100 leading matrimonial lawyers". I suspect that this means 100 lawyers who act for high-worth clients who have money to burn on instructing private investigators. The reality is that even if the number of people suspecting that their spouse is committing adultery is increasing (although this is not borne out by the figures for divorces based upon adultery), most people simply can't afford to instruct a private investigator.