In majority of the families around the world, men are still the heads of the family with sole right to select domicile, have sex or seek divorce. These rights are fortified by power of husbands in limiting education, employment, driving, and travel of their wives.
Under these styles of living, equal division of family estate and enforcing reasonable marital standard of living are unattainable.
Even the divorce itself is meaningless since many husbands choose to remarry, while keeping and refusing the divorce their first wife.
Relying on the Family Codes Section 2550 to divide marital assets, on Section 2337 to terminate the status, or Section 4320 to decide spousal support is beyond the reach and scope of majority of cultural lifestyle.