Even in Pittsburgh, the story of the divorce between the owners of the L.A. Dodgers Major League Baseball club has been making the news (including this blog). Frank and Jamie McCourt have been in the divorce process now for three years, and are said to have paid millions in legal fees. Most people would never have such a drawn-out process or ever come close to paying so much in fees in a divorce case. However, the McCourts have more than the average person when it comes to marital assets to fight over. They have hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in their property division.
Many matters in a divorce are complex, and take some time to resolve. In many cases, where the values of assets and incomes are hard to determine, and the parties are not inclined to cooperate, the cases can seem to linger on and on. Such is the situation with L.A. Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt. The latest episode in their long-running divorce conflict involves spousal maintenance.
Spousal support is hard to pay and hard to try to live on, except maybe if both ex-spouses are multimillionaires. Even though "hardship" does not seem to be a word that applies in that case, when spousal support is being paid in the millions, there is plenty for the parties to fight over.