Most Florida couples reach a point in their divorce when they accept the end of the marriage and begin to focus on their futures as single people. That, however, is not always the case, as evidenced by a high asset divorce in which the parties remain deeply mired in bitterness and anger even after their divorce was made final. It’s hard to imagine why two people in their 60s and 70s would choose to continue to fight when they divided assets worth nearly $2.5 billion.
Sue and Bill Gross were married for 32 years before their high asset divorce. They negotiated a division of multiple homes, pets, and other assets. The pair continue to struggle with one another on many of those issues. Sue Gross claims that her former husband mistreats their cats during his “visitation” time with the animals. Bill Gross claims his wife turns off his utilities and brandished a knife at him during a family event.
The friends, family, employees and even legal representatives for the parties seem to be at a loss for how to resolve the lingering contention between the pair. Court filings since their divorce have not proved effective in reducing the strife. Local police are unable to do much when called because of a lack of specific court orders.
In these types of cases, it may be that the parties spent so much of their lives together that they are simply unable to go their separate ways, even after a divorce. They continue to interact with one another, even when that interaction is hostile. For most Florida spouses, this high asset divorce outcome is hard to imagine, but as this example shows, it is certainly possible.