The challenges of divorce can plague people at all economic levels, as it can pose both emotional and financial difficulties for the couple who have decided to split up. However, the stakes may be even higher for those in Florida who have highly valued assets and have decided to get a divorce. One out-of-state case involves a couple in this situation.
In this case, the high-profile entertainer Hilary Duff, who got her start on the Disney Channel, divorced her husband of three years, Mike Comrie. Comrie was a star in the National Hockey League. The two realized that they did not want to remain married, as Duff preferred to party while Comrie reportedly preferred to stay home. The two had a prenuptial agreement.
In the divorce proceeding, Duff will keep the $25 million she earned in her career. Meanwhile, Comrie will keep the $500 million, the amount at which his family’s furniture company is valued. Both parents also agreed to have joint custody of their child.
When a divorce involves high-value assets, it is helpful to reach an agreement on how the assets will be distributed. A prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can help with this, or a divorce negotiation can help to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome. Otherwise, a court will have to get involved in the couple’s affairs and may make a decision that either party may not like. A person filing for divorce in Florida has the right to seek his or her best interests with regard to property division issues as the parties try to reach a settlement that is fair to both of them.
Source: classicalite.com, Disney Diva Hilary Duff Divorces Baby Daddy Husband Mike Comrie $500 Million, Shane Jordan, Jan. 20, 2014