Knowledge is Power
Judith picks up a Yellow Pages, looks for "law firms" and makes an appointment to see someone from their family department.
"How can I help you, miss?" asks the lawyer.
"Is it true," asks Judith, "that if I get divorced, I'm entitled to 50% of all of my husband's possessions?"
"Well," the lawyer replies, "the law firm would get their fee, of course, but even after this payment, it is usually the case that the woman ends up receiving at least 50%, maybe a bit more, of her husband's entire assets. So tell me, are you interested in getting a divorce at the moment?"
"Oh no," replies Judith, "But it's good information to know next time my husband yells at me for spending the weekend at the spa in Palm Springs."