High-profile divorce cases have dominated the front pages of British newspapers over the past few months as a stream of marriages have come to an end that have raised questions over the perceived “unfairness” of courtroom settlements. 

But while there are some obvious bones of contention for divorcing couples, such as how to split the assets and how to share time with the children, here FT Money presents 10 other lesser-known quirks that potential divorcees should be aware of.