10 Of The Weirdest Divorce Settlements
Divorce is almost always a messy business. Not only is divorce expensive, but splitting assets and settlements are quite a tricky trade. Not only are the couple involved in a divorce, but also their kids, family, friends and lawyers. Hence, before you put a ring on it, one has to make certain about jumping into marriage!
There are certain divorce settlements from former couples that range from odd to downright absurd. Forget about child custody–more importantly, who is going to gain custody of Bob Dylan’s hair? And how about the demands of giving the ex-wife ice cream monthly allowance? Here are the 10 of the weirdest and oddest divorce settlements in history.
Man Splits Nobel Prize Winnings With Ex-Wife
Winning a Nobel Prize is a really big and historical thing, and one certain recipient had to share it with his ex-wife. Robert Lucas won the 1995 Nobel Prize for economics, but had to split half of his winnings (each honorary gets a million US dollars) with his ex Rita Lucas. They divorced in 1989. The clause in the divorce was set to expire less than a month after the win.
When asked about the strange divorce deal, Robert Lucas responded: “A deal is a deal. Maybe if I’d known I’d win, I would have resisted the clause.”
Couple Split House In Half — Literally
When a judge says to split assets evenly, they don’t normally mean it to be that literal. However, in the case of one couple in Cambodia, Vat Navi and Moeun Sarim, that is exactly what happened.
Sarim’s family showed up at the couple’s house to saw half of the house and take the pieces away, to rebuild the house somewhere else. Law enforcement and local officials could do little because that’s how their divorce settlement was set.
The ex-wife admitted that while the literal ‘equal asset’ settlement was strange, ‘it is what my ex-husband wanted’.