I met with one of my wealthy female clients recently. She lives in Newport Beach.
She was in a bit of a huff regarding her daughter, who a year ago married a senior executive from a well-known software company and just had a baby. The problem was that in shopping for a home, the couple discovered his credit score had plummeted.
This was due, it was discovered, to the behaviour of his trashy ex-wife, whom he had left and was totally bat-chit crazy, according to my client. Apparently at one point she had held a knife to his throat. The ex had been delinquent on formerly joint credit card payments for a few months and owed a small amount, which she refused to pay. Hence the hit to his credit.
He paid her a substantial court-ordered monthly sum for a five-bedroom house.
Both his ex-wife and the current wife [my client's daughter] were well-educated lawyers from schools such as Notre Dame and Northwestern.
What I found interesting was that both my client and her daughter blamed the son-in-law for the problems. Her daughter was distraught, she claimed, and like her blamed the husband. When I referenced the behaviour of modern American women, the effect of divorce laws on men, my client still wouldn't budge, refusing to believe it. It was all the fault of her "stupid" son-in-law for marrying the bitch in the first place and trying to be cooperative.
I find it amusing now that weak males keep inserting themselves into these situations.