No matter the length of the marriage, when a couple splits, one part of coming to a divorce settlement is property division. The process tends to get trickier the longer the marriage lasts or the greater the assets accrued during the marriage.
Take, for example, a recent high-asset divorce. After a two-month long divorce trial, the ex-wife of the CEO of an energy company was awarded nearly $1 billion in the divorce decree. Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental Resources married Sue Anne Hamm in 1988; she filed for divorce in 2012.