Gary Lineker has given divorce lawyers the red card – saying they deliberately hike up their bills and stir up hatred in clients.
The 55-year-old former England striker has gone through two marriage breakdowns.
Now he wants to see the whole process of divorce settlements simplified to a “mathematical equation” to avoid over-billing.
The BBC’s Match Of The Day host, above taking a call for a BBC charity day, said lawyers manipulate their involvement to boost their fees and as a result create “hate” between the parties involved.
He announced in January he and his second wife, model and actress Danielle Bux, 36, were divorcing.
The couple are understood to have agreed a financial settlement and remain on good terms.
Even though Lineker is worth about £20million, he and Bux used a government website to formalise the split.
The online divorce site costs around £400, saving the couple tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees.
Lineker, above with Bux last year at Wimbledon, previously married for 20 years to Michelle Cockayne, mother of his four sons, cannot hide his contempt for the divorce system.
He told the Radio Times: “Just generally speaking, it’s very easy to get married and very difficult to get divorced. And we know that lawyers try to manipulate it to make you spend more money and basically end up hating each other.
“I think there should be a mathematical equation that goes straight to the courts and they sort it out.” It was claimed that Lineker split from Miss Bux because she wanted more children but he did not want to father another child at his age.
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