It is often perceived that after divorce settlement women get the lion share. However, a recent article from Aviva reports that this is not always the case; with 4 our out of 10 women (42%) said they were worse off financially as a result of their divorce or separation compared to 33% of men. 4 out of 10 men (39%) said they were actually better off, compared to 29% of women.
The settlement for both parties will depend on the joint assets of the couple and any responsibilities that they will bear going forwards such as children or house commitments. Therefore, every individual case is different so it is a myth that a woman will always get the lion share in the settlement.