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Michael Moore files for divorce

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, A Professional Law Corporation posted on Monday, July 22, 2013.

California residents might be interested to hear that filmmaker, Michael Moore, filed for divorce from his wife of 21 years. Moore is 59-year-old and filed for divorce from his wife at a circuit court near their home in Torch Lake, Michigan. According to the complaint filed with the Antrim County Circuit Court, Moore and his 55-year-old wife no longer live together, and their relationship has broken down with ‘no reasonable likelihood that it can be preserved.”

Moore’s wife reportedly produced many of his films, including Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko and Bowling for Columbine. According to the complaint Moore filed, the couple have no children. In his complaint, Moore asked for temporary order and judgment that dissolved the marriage and restricted either one of them from selling or transferring any of their assets to other people, including their stocks, bonds, fine art, limited liability companies, household furniture and real estate before the divorce is finalized.

Since the couple does not have any children, they won’t have to worry about negotiating divorce issues concerning child custody and child support. However, they will still have to deal with other common issues, such as division of property and alimony (if either spouse decides to try to seek it). Division of property is arguably one of the most controversial aspects of any divorce, especially if the couple did not enter into a prenuptial agreement before they got married. High-asset divorces such as these can become quite complicated, however. Therefore, it might be especially beneficial for both Moore and his wife to seek the representation of family law attorneys.

Family law attorneys might be able to assist Moore and his wife in negotiating a divorce settlement that they can both agree to. They might also be able to help them do so without having to undergo a long and contentious divorce battle.

Source: USA Today, “Michael Moore ends 21-year marriage“, Ann Oldenburg, July 19, 2013


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