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Billionaire divorce battle continues to heat up

Does it seem that just about every divorce gets ugly? With so many emotions running high and plenty of heated issues that have to be resolved, it seems that divorce has rightfully earned its reputation of being somewhat like war. Almost no divorce in Clinton Township is easy, but when a split-up involves billions of dollars in money and property, the situation typically gets even more ugly than usual.

According to court documents, the divorce settlement between billionaire hedge-fund manager, Ken Griffin and his estranged wife, Anne Dias Griffin, continues to get ugly as the couple battles over who should keep what property. According to the latest filing from Mr. Griffin he is contesting his wife’s petition to keep his real estate and private planes among other things.

Mr. Griffin claims that his estranged wife is worth $50 million and that he will not support her no matter what kind of lifestyle she lives. Meanwhile, according to reports, Ms. Dias Griffin has asked the court to bar her husband form entering the home where she and the couple’s three children live. However, Mr. Griffin counters his wife’s petition and claims that the residence belongs to him.

Obviously, this situation has turned very heated and most likely will only continue to be a battle. Divorce is not easy, especially when a couple has to divide many assets worth a lot of money. If you are facing divorce and a possible property division battle, then you might want to contact an experienced divorce lawyer right away.

Source: CNBC, “Citadel founder's divorce battle over property gets uglier,” Kate Kelly, Oct. 23, 2014.

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