Bitter Battle: Woman Rejects $975 Million Divorce Settlement Check

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For most folks, getting a big fat check from a divorce settlement can be the light at the end of a very dark tunnel, especially if it’s almost a billion bucks.

Well, $974,790,317.77 to be exact.

Not for Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Oklahoma’s billionaire oil tycoon Harold Hamm. She’s rejecting her big fat check.

Yep, return to sender.

Apparently she’s afraid her appeal will be dismissed if she accepts the amount the judge ordered her ex to pay. She says after 26 years of marriage, she deserves way more of Hamm’s fortune – estimated at $18 billion.

He says, “Hell no.” Yep, guessing this is gonna be a bitter battle.

It turns out that January is considered "Divorce Month" and the first Monday after the New Year is what they call "D-Day" – when lawyers see a spike in filings. It kind of makes sense. Out with the old, and in with the new.

But if Harold Hamm has to pay a billion bucks to get out of his marriage, some folks are thinking it might be cheaper to keep her.