For those in Florida who are preparing to divorce, working out a fair division of marital wealth is often a top priority. That is true regardless of the extent of marital wealth, but for those who have significant assets, reaching a settlement can be far more complicated. A recently published article takes a look at some of the most expensive high asset divorce cases in history.
Many readers will recall the 2006 split between actor Mel Gibson and his wife, Robyn Moore. The couple’s contentious split made headlines at the time due tot he fact that Moore received half of her husband’s net worth, a payout that was estimated at $425 million. The split remains the highest settlement amount in Hollywood history.
That case pales in comparison to the divorce between Harold Hamm and his wife Sue Ann Arnall. After several years of fighting things out in court, Arnall accepted a settlement amount of nearly $975 million. The couple spent considerable time and effort fighting over whether that amount was a fair division of the wealth Hamm accumulated as an oil magnate.
While most Florida couples are not dealing with this level of wealth, each high asset divorce is significant to the parties involved. Finding a fair resolution requires a skilled approach, as the outcome can shape the financial futures of both parties for the rest of their lives. For many, working with an experienced family law attorney is the best way to rest assured that their settlement will be as favorable as possible.
Source: sfgate.com, “The 10 most expensive divorce settlements in history total over $11 billion – here’s who walked away with the most“, Mark Abadi, April 25, 2018