This could be America’s largest ever divorce settlement. The article attached reports that Mr. Hamm may be forced to sell his stake in Continental Resources in order to pay for the settlement to Ms. Hamm. While this is certainly a possibility I seriously doubt there is a real likelihood Mr. Hamm would have to sell his entire stake. In the perfect world the couple would have resolved their differences outside of court and been able to fashion a financial settlement that did not put Continental Resources in jeopardy.
With an estate of this size the couple could have found a much more economically sound, private and effective way of coming to an agreement outside of the court system which by design has limits to the types of orders they can fashion.