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18th Apr '16 7:40:53 AM nighttrainfm
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** While there's never really any detail given to how the divorce between the Van Houtens went down, it presumably didnt go well for Kirk, as he spends the seasonse between the divorce and eventual remarriage living in a men's shelter and working ridiculously low level jobs.
Milhouse also mentions that his parents fought over custody of him, but it was [[ButtMonkey ''because neither of them wanted custody'']].

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** While there's never really any detail given to how the divorce between the Van Houtens went down, it presumably didnt go well for Kirk, as he spends the seasonse between the divorce and eventual remarriage living in a men's shelter and working ridiculously low level jobs. \n Milhouse also mentions that his parents fought over custody of him, but it was [[ButtMonkey ''because neither of them wanted custody'']].
18th Apr '16 7:40:06 AM nighttrainfm
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Marge befriends a neighbor named Ruth Powers, who is recently divorced. Her ex-husband is something of a deadbeat, so he has been skipping child support payments. Rather than resolving the issue in court, Ruth steals her ex's car and Marge gets roped into this whole mess. During the epilogue, it's said the case was eventually taken into court. Ruth had to return the car but her ex was forced to resume the payments and blamed it on his lawyer (Lionel Hutz).
** While there's never really any detail given to how the divorce between the Van Houtens went down, it presumably didnt go well for Kirk, as he spends the seasonse between the divorce and eventual remarriage living in a men's shelter and working ridiculously low level jobs. Milhouse also mentions that his parents fought over custody of him, but it was [[ButtMonkey ''because neither of them wanted custody'']].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Marge befriends a neighbor named Ruth Powers, who is recently divorced. Her ex-husband is something of a deadbeat, so he has been skipping child support payments. Rather than resolving the issue in court, Ruth steals her ex's car and Marge gets roped into this whole mess. During the epilogue, it's said the case was eventually taken into court. Ruth had to return the car but her ex was forced to resume the payments and blamed it on his lawyer (Lionel Hutz).
** While there's never really any detail given to how the divorce between the Van Houtens went down, it presumably didnt go well for Kirk, as he spends the seasonse between the divorce and eventual remarriage living in a men's shelter and working ridiculously low level jobs.
Milhouse also mentions that his parents fought over custody of him, but it was [[ButtMonkey ''because neither of them wanted custody'']].custody'']].
** The Henry VIII retelling involves the 'half of everything' joke - including half Homer / Henry's crown getting cut in half.
-->'''Homer:''' Hey, I ''invented'' divorce! How did you get half of everything?\\
'''Blue-Haired Lawyer:''' You should have invented the prenup. And now, half of your kingdom, please. ''(Homer tears a map in half)''
21st Mar '16 4:51:34 PM nombretomado
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* The eponymous ''{{Catdog}}'' did the whole "dividing possessions in half over a conflict" thing. Subverted, in that there was no divorce involved.

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* The eponymous ''{{Catdog}}'' ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' did the whole "dividing possessions in half over a conflict" thing. Subverted, in that there was no divorce involved.
18th Mar '16 9:05:18 PM Hossmeister
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6th Mar '16 8:37:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/{{Fletch}}'', the protagonist is frequently bothered by his ex-wife's annoying divorce attorney Melvyn Gillette, who he despises almost as much as his ex-wife. [[spoiler:(Supposedly, Melvin was able to get a rather unfair settlement in his wife's favor.) Fletch gets even with him at the end of the second film, however, when he shows up offering to forego all future alimony payments (and never show his face there again) in exchange for the Belle Isle property, which he believes to be valuable. Fletch, barely able to contain his joy, happily signs over the land, which unbeknownst to Melvin, is worthless and covered with toxic waste due to the events of the movie.]]
4th Jan '16 6:21:41 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' gives us lesbian criminal lawyer [[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Jeri Hogarth]], who's going through a divorce with her spouse Wendy and is taking up an affair with her secretary Pam. It's extremely bitter, with Wendy demanding ''75%'' of Jeri's assets and blackmailing her into agreeing. Jeri in turn asks Jessica to dig up dirty information on Wendy to blackmail in return. Jessica, in a drunken depression, resorts to outright threats against Wendy, who ups her demand to ''90%'' of Jeri's assets in response. Jeri ultimately tries to make a bargain to use [[Creator/DavidTennant Kilgrave]] and his mind control powers to force Wendy to agree to lesser terms, but he orders Wendy to kill Jeri, and the end result is that Pam winds up killing Wendy in Jeri's defense.
3rd Jan '16 7:06:01 AM Hertzyscowicz
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* The Scandinavian commercials for the store chain Elgiganten starring Creator/JohnCleese have him standing in an unfurnished house, declaring he's getting divorced ''again'' and once again his wife's getting everything. Cue a blurb for the affordable appliances available at Elgiganten, followed by John declaring "Thank God for Elgiganten!"
1st Sep '15 3:23:35 PM Kalaong
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* In [[Creator/LarryNiven Niven]]/[[Literature/CoDominium Pournelle's]] ''Oath of Fealty'', the architect who built the Todos Santos {{Arcology}} had a ''nasty'' one that is implied to be the end result of his wife being a [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]-level {{Chessmaster}}; she supported him through architecture and engineering school, then divorced him. She then seduced him a week ''after'' the divorce was final in order to conceive their son - thus negating his paternal rights completely, as he was born out of wedlock. Final settlement; a ''sliding scale'' deal where she gets a percentage of his income ''forever''. And as he broke ground on the world's first self-sustaining Arcology(which in Niven/Pournelle's world is basically a money machine), he's now the single richest man on Earth. And she lives a white-collar lifestyle in exchange for a few hours a ''year'' with his son.

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* In [[Creator/LarryNiven Niven]]/[[Literature/CoDominium Pournelle's]] ''Oath of Fealty'', the architect who built the Todos Santos {{Arcology}} had a ''nasty'' one that is implied to be the end result of his wife being a [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]-level {{Chessmaster}}; she supported him through architecture and engineering school, then divorced him. She then seduced him a week ''after'' the divorce was final in order to conceive their son - thus negating his paternal rights completely, as he was born out of wedlock. Final settlement; a ''sliding scale'' deal where she gets a percentage of his income ''forever''. And as he broke ground on the world's first self-sustaining Arcology(which in Niven/Pournelle's world is basically a money machine), he's now the single richest man on Earth. And she lives a white-collar lifestyle in exchange for a few hours a ''year'' with his son.
26th Aug '15 4:00:14 PM Kalaong
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* In [[Creator/LarryNiven Niven]]/[[Literature/CoDominium Pournelle's]] ''Oath of Fealty'', the architect who built the Todos Santos {{Arcology}} had a ''nasty'' one that is implied to be the end result of his wife being a [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]]-level {{Chessmaster}}; she supported him through architecture and engineering school, then divorced him. She then seduced him a week ''after'' the divorce was final in order to conceive their son - thus negating his paternal rights completely, as he was born out of wedlock. Final settlement; a ''sliding scale'' deal where she gets a percentage of his income ''forever''. And as he broke ground on the world's first self-sustaining Arcology(which in Niven/Pournelle's world is basically a money machine), he's now the single richest man on Earth. And she lives a white-collar lifestyle in exchange for a few hours a ''year'' with his son.
8th Aug '15 8:35:39 PM Fireblood
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* In ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek (2009)]]'', the conflict had already finished and Dr. James [=McCoy=] tells Kirk that his ex-wife took everything from him.

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* In ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek (2009)]]'', the conflict had already finished and Dr. James Leonard [=McCoy=] tells Kirk that his ex-wife took everything from him.
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