Many people in Massachusetts may know that one of the richest men in the country is an oil magnate named Harold Hamm. At present, he owns the most oil still in American land and currently owns 68 percent of Continental Resources. Now that his second wife has filed for divorce and the couple had no prenup, Hamm is facing a complex property division that could potentially cost him the controlling interest in Continental.
When a couple is preparing to begin a life together as husband and wife, many consider drafting a prenuptial agreement. Once considered to be solely in the realm of the rich and famous, these contracts are becoming commonplace within many marriages, regardless of wealth. A prenuptial agreement can greatly simplify the property division portion of a Massachusetts divorce, in the event that a marriage does not work out.