Several years ago — in 2007, to be precise — at one of the kid’s sporting events, I met a very nice man. Since we were stuck out in the boondocks for the day, we talked. I learned that he and his wife had just filed for divorce.
Divorce is not an uncommon story, especially in Marin, but the thing about Marin is that sometimes the divorces are actually news. Almost five years later, this couple finally resolved their differences and, owing to the amount of money involved, that settlement made the front page of the local paper. It is worthwhile reading if you want to get a sense of serious money, and the way in which it makes for seriously bad divorces.
I will say only that, knowing both spouses very superficially, he is the more personable of the two, and both of them love their children very much.