Always a feisty pairing, Han Solo and Princess Leia have had their ups and downs over the years: Chewbacca was always hanging around, Han wouldn’t give up the smuggling, and their son Ben turning to the dark side was the final straw. She came into the marriage with considerable wealth – her mother was Senator (and former queen) Padme Amidala of Naboo, who died after childbirth. He was a jobbing space bum, in debt to Jabba the Hut with just one prize asset, the Millennium Falcon. Dividing the assets is going to be tough.
Financial lesson: Divorce is a huge problem for those with a large, illiquid asset.
Fact: In theory any assets inherited are seen as outside the pot of what was built up jointly during a marriage. Especially if the inherited assets stay in your name only. But it’s not black and white and there are lots of ifs and buts.
For more information about divorce, have a look at our Distressed Divorced (Di-lighted) Learning Path. We've updated everything we know about preparing for and going through the process.