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What's a Wife Worth? 

A Lot More Than She Used to Be, Thanks to Divorce Lawyer Michael Minton

Michael H. Minton (photo added 2018)

Michael H. Minton (photo added 2018)

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In 1979, a young attorney named Michael H. Minton successfully argued that a housewife was worth more than $40,000 a year. The public snorted and the press made fun, but the ramifications proved enormous. When the dust finally settled, the 33-year-old Chicago…

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