A study has found that a third of divorcees lie about cheating, a partner's unreasonable behaviour and length of separation to get around outdated divorce law and get their divorce through the courts. 

Around 14% stretched the truth about adulterous partners, with 13% lying about how long they had been separated.

Some 42% of of couples said assigning blame to either party left their children upset, while more than a quarter admitted it left them with sour feelings towards their Ex.