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The Hidden Struggle for Men Who Marry into Money

As outsiders looking in, people tend to focus on the many benefits afforded by great wealth. However, substantial wealth can introduce significant complexity within families, particularly among husbands and wives.

Much of the discussion around family dynamics and wealth assumes that the husband has earned or inherited the majority of the wealth the couple enjoys. But what happens when it is the other way around? What if the husband does not come from a wealthy background, but instead is marrying into wealth? How does this change the conversation, and what unique challenges exist in this arrangement?

I have worked with many clients over the years who have run into this issue -- several of whom had already hired a divorce attorney. Usually, when a couple hires a divorce attorney, the marriage has been over for a long time. However, in

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