As San Diego divorce lawyers, we rarely take any time to single out the divorce cases of people around the world. Doing so is really not generally something that adds value to the information we provide to people who may need it and gossip magazines are already plentiful in the online world. However, there are times when looking at a particular case can provide some perspective for those of us here who may be somewhat interested in how the divorce laws around the world work as compared to what typically happens in the United States and in particular in California.
As such, below you will find a brief overview of the divorce case in Italy that involves its former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. You will find information regarding how the waiting period works in Italy, how property can be divided in high asset divorce cases and what it means for both parties involved. Anyone who is facing the possibility of a divorce and who is of a high net worth needs to obtain the help of San Diego high asset divorce lawyers as soon as possible.
The Divorce – Legal Norms
Berlusconi, 76, was the prime minister of Italy and he was relatively notorious for his social activities despite the fact that he was married. Unfortunately, the couple eventually realized that they could not continue on their current course and they decided to pursue a divorce in the Italian courts. That divorce was announced in 2009, and according to Italian law married couples are required to wait for at least three years for their marriage to be legally dissolved after they have agreed upon a legal separation settlement.
It seems, according to reports, that those terms have been defined and agreed upon by Berlusconi and his wife. Specifically, she will be receiving an estimated total of $4 million per month in spousal support. However, Berlusconi will be the one who retains the ownership rights to the estate in which they lived while they were together. No other specific terms of the agreement were disclosed, but nearly $1 million per week of spousal support is an amount that people are noticing. The case can now proceed towards legal dissolution.
San Diego High Asset Divorce Cases
Obviously, high asset divorce cases involve much in the way of financial interests for both of the parties involved. While there are clear differences between some of the norms relating to Italian divorces and those that are done in California, the bottom line is that anyone of a high net worth who faces the possibility of a divorce needs to take immediate steps to make sure that his legal rights are properly protected.
If you find yourself in such a position, you need to seek the help of San Diego high asset divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.