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23rd May '17 8:08:10 AM HasturHasturHastur
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Too often this becomes TruthInTelevision. In RealLife, at least, this sort of thing is why prenuptial agreements came into being, and courts will also allow for sanctions to be pursued against offending parties and their attorneys (and may also deny monetary awards to filers of sanctions whose own behavior left them with no room to talk as per the "unclean hands" doctrine). After all, courts hate divorces just as much as you do, and they ''really'' hate messy ones. If you and your ex run up massive legal bills because you just couldn't act like mature adults and had to fight it out to the bitter end, the court will do its best to punish you for it.

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Too often this becomes TruthInTelevision. In RealLife, at least, this sort of thing is why prenuptial agreements came into being, and courts will also allow for sanctions to be pursued against offending parties and their attorneys (and may also deny monetary awards to filers of sanctions whose own behavior left them with no room to talk as per the "unclean hands" doctrine). After all, courts hate divorces just as much as you do, and they ''really'' hate messy ones. If you and your ex run up massive legal bills because you just couldn't act like mature adults and had to fight it out to the bitter end, the court will do its best to punish you and your attorney (who absolutely should have known better) for it.
23rd May '17 8:07:36 AM HasturHasturHastur
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Too often this becomes TruthInTelevision. In RealLife, at least, this sort of thing is why prenuptial agreements came into being, and courts will also allow for sanctions to be pursued against offending parties and their attorneys (and may also deny monetary awards to filers of sanctions whose own behavior left them with no room to talk as per the "unclean hands" doctrine).

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Too often this becomes TruthInTelevision. In RealLife, at least, this sort of thing is why prenuptial agreements came into being, and courts will also allow for sanctions to be pursued against offending parties and their attorneys (and may also deny monetary awards to filers of sanctions whose own behavior left them with no room to talk as per the "unclean hands" doctrine).
doctrine). After all, courts hate divorces just as much as you do, and they ''really'' hate messy ones. If you and your ex run up massive legal bills because you just couldn't act like mature adults and had to fight it out to the bitter end, the court will do its best to punish you for it.
22nd May '17 3:29:46 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'' is about an escalating war over marital assets between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas that is taken to [[BlackComedy a ridiculous and tragic extreme]]. The story is told by their lawyer as a cautionary tale to a client considering a divorce in the hopes that he would reconsider going through with it.

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* ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'' is about an escalating war over marital assets between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas that is taken to [[BlackComedy a ridiculous and tragic extreme]]. The story is told by their lawyer as a cautionary tale to a client considering a divorce in the hopes that he would reconsider think twice about going through with it.
22nd May '17 3:27:43 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'' is about an escalating war over marital assets between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas that is taken to [[BlackComedy a ridiculous and tragic extreme]].

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* ''Film/TheWarOfTheRoses'' is about an escalating war over marital assets between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas that is taken to [[BlackComedy a ridiculous and tragic extreme]]. The story is told by their lawyer as a cautionary tale to a client considering a divorce in the hopes that he would reconsider going through with it.
22nd May '17 3:18:16 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic does a comical take on the subject in "Alimony", his parody of "Mony Mony" as performed by Music/BillyIdol.
8th May '17 5:12:03 PM Bissek
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* The series premiere of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' featured one in which the divorce lawyer of the ''husband'' decided to help the wife take him for all he was worth.
17th Apr '17 1:47:35 PM AdamC
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-->'''Bill Burr:''' And when you bring it up; "Well, he shouldn't've married her." Yeah? "She should have ducked." What if I said that?

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-->'''Bill Burr:''' And when you bring it up; "Well, he shouldn't've married her.I'm sick of this. "It's what the law says." Yeah? "She should have ducked.A hundred years ago I could've beaten you with a broom handle, "It's what the law says." What if I said that?Doesn't make it right.
17th Apr '17 1:19:52 PM AdamC
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* This is the conflict of the court case in ''Film/LiarLiar''; [[Creator/JimCarrey Jim Carry's]] client signed a prenuptial agreement stating that if she had an affair she would be entitled to nothing when divorced by her (very wealthy) husband. Carry plays the AmoralAttorney who's trying to get her out of it. The entire case is a joke as the woman is not only clearly guilty but shows absolutely no remorse for her wrong-doing, and Carrey only encourages her to take as much as she possibly can. After finding a way to invalidate her pre-nup though, the client also demands total custody of their children (purely to milk more child-support payments out of her ex), which is enough to give Carrey a HealRealization.

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* This is the conflict of the court case in ''Film/LiarLiar''; [[Creator/JimCarrey Jim Carry's]] client signed a prenuptial agreement stating that if she had an affair she would be entitled to nothing when divorced by her (very wealthy) husband. Carry plays the AmoralAttorney who's trying to get her out of it. The entire case is a joke as the woman is not only clearly guilty but shows absolutely no remorse for her wrong-doing, and Carrey only encourages her to take as much as she possibly can. After finding a way to invalidate her pre-nup though, the client also demands total custody of their children (purely to milk more child-support payments out of her ex), which is enough to give Carrey a HealRealization.HeelRealization.
17th Apr '17 1:19:19 PM AdamC
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* This is the conflict of the court case in ''Film/LiarLiar''; [[Creator/JimCarrey Jim Carry's]] client signed a prenuptial agreement stating that if she had an affair she would be entitled to nothing when divorced by her (very wealthy) husband. Carry plays the AmoralAttorney who's trying to get her out of it. The entire case is a joke as the woman is not only clearly guilty but shows absolutely no remorse for her wrong-doing, and Carrey only encourages her to take as much as she possibly can. After finding a way to invalidate her pre-nup though, the client also demands total custody of their children (purely to milk more child-support payments out of her ex), which is enough to give Carrey a HealRealization.



* Creator/EddieMurphy had a bit about this in his favorite Raw show, discussing the then-recent divorce of Johnny Carson. He hypothesized the only way he could avoid being cleaned out by an ex-wife would be if he married a completely isolated woman from a secluded African tribe with no concept of money. But that even that would fail the second she's left alone in the same room as American women, who will then urge her to take every penny from him.

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* Creator/EddieMurphy had a bit about this in his favorite famous Raw show, discussing the then-recent divorce of Johnny Carson. He hypothesized the only way he could avoid being cleaned out by an ex-wife would be if he married a completely isolated woman from a secluded African tribe with no concept of money. But that even that would fail the second she's left alone in the same room as American women, who will then urge her to take every penny from him.
17th Apr '17 1:12:05 PM AdamC
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* This issue is something of a BerserkButton to Creator/BillBurr, who has done several rants in Stand-up on the topic. He's openly compared women taking everything they can in a divorce, no matter how unearned or petty, as being a kind of legalized domestic abuse that people praise. For the record, Bill is HappilyMarried, he just personally thinks the practice is unjustifiable.
-->'''Bill Burr:''' And when you bring it up; "Well, he shouldn't've married her." Yeah? "She should have ducked." What if I said that?
* Creator/EddieMurphy had a bit about this in his favorite Raw show, discussing the then-recent divorce of Johnny Carson. He hypothesized the only way he could avoid being cleaned out by an ex-wife would be if he married a completely isolated woman from a secluded African tribe with no concept of money. But that even that would fail the second she's left alone in the same room as American women, who will then urge her to take every penny from him.
-->"Eddie? What have you done for me lately?"
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