The website TMZ.com recently reported in a story that the wife of actor and producer Mel Gibson has filed for divorce in California. The filing comes after 28 years of marriage and the divorce papers cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup.
Gibson confirmed the divorce filing in a statement issued through his publicist, which read:
“Throughout our marriage and separation we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so.”
Mel Gibson, 53, has seven children with his estranged wife Robyn Gibson, only one is a minor, Tom, aged 10. According to court papers, Robyn Gibson is seeking joint physical and legal custody of Tom, spousal support and attorneys’ fees. According to reports on TMZ.com, the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement. This means that under California law, all property, assets and debts acquired during marriage will be split evenly. Mel Gibson’s wealth has been estimated as high as $900 million.
Not everyone’s net worth is in the hundreds of millions, but it doesn’t negate the very real effect a costly divorce can have on the parties involved. In fact, when your life savings is more modest than the average celebrity’s, insuring the equitable division of your assets can be even more important.
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