- Attorney Karen Stegler suggests performing a "background check" on your partner before you marry, hinting that "if somebody has been married 3 or 4 times, those are not good indicators of longevity in a marriage."
- Forensic accountant Marie Ebersbacher explains that hiding assets is never a good idea, claiming that the search for said assets will only rack up more billable hours to the divorce attorneys on both sides, and if you're the "money spouse," you will likely be responsible for the fees accrued.
- Finally, attorney Raoul Felder addresses what could be the least favorite topic of hopeless romantics looking for their happily ever after: the prenuptial agreement. "Sure, it's unromantic," Felder explains, "but the height of unromanticism is divorce." Stegler adds "I'm not putting love aside, only saying 'you love this person, but now let's look at what reality is, because reality is going to hit: two years, five years, ten years down the road.'"
While the high net-worth divorce cases may seem a little beyond our realm of comprehension ("those people want how much money?!"), Divorce Wars inevitably beholds lessons that none of us who tread into relationship are exempt from. The number one lesson from the documentary seems to be: if one believes in the institution of marriage, one must at least acknowledge the institution of divorce, lest your own fairy tale come to an undesirable end. In Divorce, Who Gets The Farmville Assets?
Along with its original airing on Tuesday, March 29th at 9 PM ET/PT, CNBC’s Divorce Wars will re-air on Tuesday, March 29th at 10 PM ET/PT, Thursday, March 31st at 8PM ET and Sunday, April 3rd at 11PM ET.
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