In earlier posts this blog has commented on the high asset divorce of oil tycoon Harold Hamm. Colorado readers may be interested in the latest development in this long-running saga: the Oklahoma Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Hamm's ex-wife challenging the asset division in the case.
When a high-profile couple gets divorced, it reminds the rest of us that wealth and fame don't necessarily bring marital happiness. The rich and famous, it turns out, have troubles just like everyone else. The latest example of this is James Caan, who recently filed for divorce from his wife Linda. The couple has been married for 19 years.
In a high asset divorce, the enforceability of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is often a critical issue. It has become an issue recently in the divorce of one high-profile couple, billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin and his wife. Colorado readers may know of Mr. Griffin as the founder and operator of the giant Citadel fund.
Colorado couples who have divorced after a long marriage know how difficult the process can be. When the couple has accumulated a lot of assets, it can be even more complicated. Recently a high-profile couple in the movie business finalized their divorce after being married for 23 years. Fortunately for them, they were able to reach a settlement of their differences.
Colorado fans of movie director Michael Moore probably see him as an advocate for the downtrodden. But Moore and his wife, who are in the process of divorcing, are hardly proletarians themselves. Moore's movies have made a lot of money over the years, which may mean a complex asset division process is in the cards.
Colorado football fans know that NFL team owners generally don't hurt for cash. So when one of them gets divorced, the chances are good that the asset division will be a drawn-out, contentious proceeding. But when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and his wife divorced recently, they were apparently able to work out a mutually acceptable agreement to divide their property. Their high asset divorce was finalized recently, and the two are now free to go their separate ways.
Colorado football fans probably don't care to be reminded of the 2014 Super Bowl, when the Denver Broncos were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks and their young quarterback, Russell Wilson. But this year has not been one of unalloyed happiness for Wilson. The Seahawks recently announced that Wilson has filed for divorce from his wife.
Colorado readers of this blog may have heard that Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently announced that they plan to divorce. The couple have been married for 10 years and have two children.
Colorado residents who are old enough to remember the 1970s probably also remember The Captain and Tennille. The married music duo had several hit records in that decade, including "Muskrat Love" and "Love Will Keep Us Together." But apparently love wasn't enough to keep the couple's marriage together; recently they announced they are getting a divorce after being married for 39 years.
Colorado readers who've been through a divorce know how stressful it can be. One New York woman, who says she was jilted by her husband of 34 years in favor of a younger woman, found a novel way to deal with the heartache: she put together a musical about the experience and put it into production.