New York, NY- Last year when Occupy Wall Street was going strong, a Florida mother left her four children and husband to join in and protest the power of large banks. But now that she and her banker-husband are divorcing and she stands to gain a sizable settlement, pushing her into the 1 percent.
Stacey Hessler became famous last fall when she left her husband and three children in Florida to become part of the massive Occupy Wall Street Protest. But even when Zucotti Park was emptied of protestors, Hessler stayed in New York to continue her protests.
When she spoke to the New York post about abandoning her family she justified it by saying, “Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad? I’m fighting for a better world.”
Hessler and her husband Curtiss, who works for Bank of America as a financial advisor, filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Curtiss will keep custody of their four children who range in age from 8 to 18, but he will have to pay his estranged wife a generous settlement.
Even though Hessler protests against the instruments of capitalism she will receive an $85,000 settlement which includes cash and a portion of Curtiss’ 401k. Curtiss’ annual income is roughly $65,000.
Getting a divorce entails a great deal of emotional issues on top of the all the pragmatic things that must be settled. Even though a divorce attorney cannot help a person with their emotions, they are crucial in helping a couple entangle their finances and make sure their client receives a generous settlement and keep some assets.