Today, we learn a new trend about money and divorce from the news:

Be prepared to welcome your ex-husband (wife) as your new roommate!

We all know the current recession makes life difficult, but now divorcing couples might be forced to live under the same roof because of economic hardship.

Horrible, isn’t it?

It’s not only torture for themselves, but it’s a tough situation for their children and family.

Furthermore, when the battle starts in court, huge bills come. The news story shows a couple who divorced two years ago after 27 years of marriage. So far, the legal bills cost the man $400,000, and the process can go on for 10 more years.

Apparently, celebrities are never bothered by the money issue. Mel Gibson is a good example. His ex-wife Robyn might be getting about $900 million, half of Gibson’s fortune. News reports also claim she would obtain a huge portion of cash tied up in real estate.

photo credit: google images

photo credit: google images

I don’t see Gibson feeling anything about paying. What he probably cares more about is his freedom and his new girlfriend (plus a baby). It’s a completely different world to ordinary people.

So, never think of divorce or be rich! And if you are getting divorced, be ready for your new “roommate.”

–Amy Su