Monday, 6 April 2009


It has been suggested to me on occasions that divorce has produced more female millionaires in this country than work has. I don’t know if that is true but certainly a view persists that women can do very well financially in our jurisdiction by marrying a well-heeled gent and then divorcing. I was surprised to learn today, however, of the arrest of a woman in India whom the news reports appear to be making out is operating a scam as a career divorcee. It seems that even in India, where wives bring a dowry to the table when they marry, there can still be potential gains (especially when combined with alleged threats and harassment) in separating and divorcing very quickly afterwards.

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