There's no doubt that splitting up can be expensive. UK insurer Aviva estimates that the total amount spent in the UK in 2017 on "separation expenses" (that's not just legal fees, but all the costs of a split) was a cool £1.7 billion. And that doesn't even include the extra expenses for expats such as flight and accommodation costs to see your kids during the holidays, or relocation costs if you end up coming home.
It all mounts up. So it can be tempting to look for the cheapest option available when you need a divorce lawyer, especially when you read about celebs like Gary Lineker and Jamie Redknapp getting "quickie divorces" for a minimal fee and companies like the Co-op are offering off-the-shelf online divorces for £99 from the supermarket.