Tag Archive for: high profile divorces

If Shelly and Donald Sterling Divorce, Who Gets the Clippers?

Basketball on the HardwoodShelly Sterling, wife of disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, is reportedly on the brink of filing for divorce from her husband of 60 years. She has signed divorce papers, sources say, but has not yet actually filed them — in part because those divorce papers could now become the key piece of leverage in the Sterlings’ fight against the NBA and bid to retain ownership of the Clippers. At issue? The Sterling Family Trust, which is the technical owner of the team. Read more

Johnny Weir & Victor Voronov To Mend Marriage Via Reconciliation Agreement?

The divorce of figure skater Johnny Weir and husband Victor Voronov made headlines last month as the first high profile same-sex divorce in New Jersey since the state’s legalization of gay marriage in 2013. However, the celebrity split made news again last week when it was reported that Weir and Voronov may be making attempts to mend their relationship and reunite with the help of certain legal agreements that outline unacceptable behaviors on the part of both parties. Read more

Badmouthing Spouse Leads to Lowered Divorce Settlement

torn divorce decree and cash, with broken wedding ringDivorce stirs up plenty of emotions, but a recent headline-grabbing divorce case in which a wife received a lowered divorce settlement for “badmouthing” her attorney husband and allegedly ruining his business reputation provides good reason why it may be best to keep negative feelings about your spouse under wraps. Read more

High Society Couple to Hold Hamptons “Divorce Yard Sale”

iStock_000015202352SmallThe posh summer season in the Hamptons will get off to an usual start this Memorial Day Weekend with the “divorce yard sale” of James B. Fairchild and Whitney St. John, a couple once billed as a modern day F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. According to the NY Daily News, Fairchild, son of former Women’s Wear Daily and W publisher John Fairchild, and St. John, a high society real estate broker, have decided to hold a joint sale of antiques and collectibles as part of their divorce settlement. Read more

The Aga Khan & The German Princess: How Long Does Divorce Take When Billions Are At Stake?

The Aga Khan, well-known spiritual leader to millions of Muslims, has finalized his divorce from a German princess after nearly a decade of legal disputes, according to a statement released last week. The Aga Khan and ex-wife, Gabriele Zu Leiningen, have ended their marriage “by consent,” say the couple’s attorneys, with a final divorce settlement reached after a Paris Court of Appeals approved a private settlement. Read more

Why Hiding Divorce Assets Offshore Not An Option

Off the slopes and away from the rink, the Sochi Winter Olympics features a very fierce battle being waged. However, this race is not for a gold medal, it’s a divorce dispute involving Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin, who is said to have funded the bulk of the Sochi Games and Natalia Potanin, his wife. Read more

Kent & Liz Swig: Divorce of Real Estate Moguls Shows Importance of Post-Nuptial Agreement

A recent piece in the New York Times outlining the rise and fall — and eventual divorce — of one of New York City’s financial power couples describes a scenario straight out of the 1% files. The boom-bust saga, however, also contains a few important lessons for any couple dealing with matters of assets, debts, and complicated business ties as part of their separation or divorce. Read more

Why Did Eliot and Silda Spitzer File for Divorce as “Anonymous v. Anonymous”?

Eliot Spitzer, former Governor of New York and his wife Silda Wall Spitzer have officially filed for divorce, but in a move that might seem to some as unusual for a couple so much in the spotlight, the power couple’s divorce petition was filed as “Anonymous vs Anonymous”.

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Bari Weinberger Talks Celebrity Divorce Kardashian-Style On PIX 11 Morning News

Reality TV met the reality of divorce this week when Kris Jenner, “momager” of the Kardashian clan, and former Olympian Bruce Jenner announced their separation after 22 years of marriage. No one has filed paperwork yet to formalize the split, but speculation is growing as to how the pair will eventually divide their estimated $125 million fortune — especially since the couple never signed a prenuptial agreement.

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Controversy Brewing in the George Zimmerman Divorce?

Last week, it was announced that Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, the Florida homeowner who was acquitted of murder in the Trayvon Martin trial, has filed for divorce. What’s the latest? Read more