Among the most-watched divorce cases this year has been the divorce of oil baron Harold Hamm and his now-ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm. Although their divorce was decided in an Oklahoma court, there are many details applicable to high-asset divorces here in Illinois and around the country. At stake in the divorce was a fortune worth as much as $18 billion as of last August when proceedings began.
Their estimated wealth has since dropped to about $13.3 billion due a reduction in stock share prices. Still, that’s a lot of money. And the former Mrs. Hamm was none too pleased when a judge recently ruled that her post-divorce share will be less than $1 billion.