If you thought you'd heard of every rotten, conniving, vindictive, money-grubbing divorce tactic there is, you need to cheek out a piece that ran this week in Britain's Telegraph.
And then you need to be thankful that you don't live in the European Union. Unless, of course, you do, in which case this article will arm you with some information you need to know.
In the EU, divorce proceedings are staged in whatever nation they are initiated. And some people — particularly, it seems, British men — are opting to bolt out from under the Union Jack to file for divorce because Britain's divorce laws can be rough when it comes to financial settlements.
Women reportedly do pretty well in British divorce trials, so some men have tried to get the upper hand by moving to other nations before filing for divorce. Spain is apparently a popular destination for this sort of thing.
As if you needed anything more to worry about once you separate, if you live in England, now you've got to keep an eye on your ex to make sure he doesn't conveniently move out of the country.
Meanwhile, for those of us here in the U.S., it's probably worth checking into our divorce laws, as well as those in Mexico and Canada to see if a similar trend could emerge closer to home.
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