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Asset Dividing A German Marketing Stunt

Jul 8, 2015

Carr & Co

All is not what it seems with the story of a disgruntled ex-partner literally dividing assets in half. The story was apparently a marketing stunt by Deutsche Anwaltauskunft, an information portal for the German Bar Association.

The lawyers behind the story stated “The idea behind it was to humorously point to a problem that is not only relevant in Germany: Too few married couples take precautions for the case of a possible separation – for example with a marriage contract. The event of divorce then often ends in bitter fights under which not only cars and furniture suffer but especially the affected couples and their children.”

An apology was also issued saying “Hopefully, at least, you felt well entertained.”

You can read about the story as is was reported in June here: http://www.smh.com.au/world/half-off-sale-man-splits-with-wife-and-splits-assets-literally-20150619-ghsqlq.html

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