07/12/2012 05:30 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2012

Divorce Finances: Survey Suggests Wealthy Women Are Better Off Financially After Divorce

The best financial advice for wealthy women who want to be even wealthier?

Divorce your husband, apparently.

In a new survey by financial consulting firm Spectrem Group, 62 percent of high-income divorced women (with a net worth of least $1 million) said they were better off financially after their divorces.

“In our face-to-face interviews, many wealthy divorced women told us that they feel they are better with money and investments than their former husbands,” George Walper, Jr., president of Spectrem Group, said in a press release.

The survey's findings check out with a recent Pew Research Center report which found that 20 percent of women see income gains of more than 25 percent after a split.

Still, many divorced women don't see the same financial benefits. A 2009 British study suggested that the average divorcee's income drops by more than a fifth and remains low in the years following the split.

Click through the slideshow below for other divorce research findings:

Divorce Studies