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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 07:30

Love is grand; divorce is twenty grand

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Today we will deviate from our normal protocol of posting practical divorce and family law information and instead report on a news story related to a recent divorce in Chicago.

The rather crass title of this post is the actual bumper sticker of a local divorce lawyer. But, in this story, the husband’s divorce wasn’t twenty grand – it was $184 million! It is reportedly the highest divorce award in history.

It reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon I once saw. In it a lawyer sits across from his female divorce client and tells her, “Some people say you can’t put a price on a wife’s 27 years of loyalty and devotion. They are wrong.” In this case, it was a high price indeed.