If one spouse spends all of their earnings, whilst the other saves all of theirs, what tends to happen upon divorce? Does the spouse who spent all of their money on themselves still get half of their partners savings? Obviously it would seem perverse to punish the spouse who made personal sacrifices in order to save their income, but how does it usually play out in real life divorces? The way I understand it, family law in Australia is effectively saying that a spouse should somehow have control over their partner's spending habits? And that they are, in effect, spending half of their partner's money... when they spend their own income? Is this correct?