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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lessons from Big Money Divorces

From the New York Times:

If all goes well, we’ll never hear much about Rupert and Wendi Murdoch’s divorce. The News Corporation chief executive and his wife will reach a settlement out of court for his third and her second divorce. If talks break down and the divorce goes to trial, however, we could be in for a round of sensational stories.

Over the years, I’ve tried to avoid writing about big money divorces like this. I’ve just been a bit prudish about something that is at best sad and at worst tragic. I always think of the children. But there is certainly plenty of practical advice to be gleaned from such an emotional issue, which is why lawyers and financial planners should tune in to the salacious gossip.

What little is known — or can be logically assumed — about the Murdoch divorce provides lessons for people with far less money.

There are at least four areas in the Murdoch divorce that other affluent people need to consider if they find themselves served with divorce papers.

Read more here.


Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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I am presently going through a divorce in Thailand and I am extremely grateful we signed a prenuptial agreement before getting married. It is making the procedure much more straightforward.

Posted by: Cat | Aug 16, 2013 2:56:46 AM

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