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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.
21st May '15 3:13:51 PM DaibhidC
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* Niles and Maris on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' went through this.
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* Niles and Maris on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' went through this. At one point Maris's lawyers were claiming that a Valentines card that said "Yours is the heart mine adores/Everything I have is yours" was a pre-nup.
21st May '15 3:12:18 PM DaibhidC
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* At one point, Literature/AdrianMole overhears his mother say that the only reason she hasn't left his father is that they can't agree who ''doesn't'' get custody of him. He assumes she's misspoken.
13th May '15 11:47:31 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/GraceAndFrankie'''s second episode deals with this. Primarily a co-owned beach house and cut off credit cards.
28th Apr '15 10:23:31 AM SilentStranger
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* A DaveBerg MADMagazine cartoon from the 70's uses this as a topic, with a couple bitterly, and physically, fighting in court over every single asset, EXCEPT the Mercedes, which both are fine giving to the other person. This is because this was right in the middle of the gas crisis of the 70's during the oil embargo, and fuel for a muscle car like that was like having to buy gallons of liquid gold.

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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'']].
6th Apr '15 7:14:10 AM evilwillhunting
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* The Reverend Horton Heat's song "Galaxie 500" deals with an acrimonious divorce, where the man loses everything, but he keeps sarcastically reassuring himself at least he gets to keep their Ford Galaxy 500, [[TheAllegedCar which has seen better days]].
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