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July 2014 Archives

Citadel founder asks for divorce

The founder of Citadel LLC, a company estimated to be worth $20 billion, has filed for divorce from his wife. This was a second marriage for the founder, and his wife is a former manager for a hedge fund. The two had been married for 11 years and have children under the age of 6. The four-page petition for divorce, which was filed by the founder, asks for joint custody of the children. According to the lawyers for the man, the two signed a prenuptial agreement in 2003. Citadel will likely be excluded from any property division associated with the divorce.

Dividing a house during divorce

Dividing property during a divorce is sometimes difficult, and Arizona couples who own a house together and who are divorcing should understand the issues involved. In addition to the complexities of dividing a house, individuals in the middle of a divorce should also be aware that they need to be careful when purchasing a new home for themselves prior to a legal separation or divorce. In such a circumstance, the other spouse must sign a quit claim deed relinquishing any claim on the property.

Avoid costly mistakes in divorce

Arizona residents might be interested in a recent article discussing some of the common mistakes that some couples make when negotiating property division. Many people have a specific goal in mind, like keeping the house or maintaining ownership of items of sentimental value. However, the article suggests that some individuals, especially those over the age of 50, should focus divorce negotiations on retirement accounts.

Legal fees awarded in McCourt divorce contest

Arizona residents dealing with divorce issues may be interested in the importance of settlement language in a high-profile case. A judge has ruled that the former wife of Frank McCourt must pay his legal fees of nearly $2 million related to her contesting the couple's 2012 divorce settlement. The former owner of the Dodgers sold the team for $2 billion in the same year that the divorce was finalized. Jamie McCourt later contested the settlement based on the claim that her ex-husband undervalued the team at the time of their divorce.

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