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These are some of the most expensive divorce cases in history

When it comes to dividing marital wealth, every Texas spouse feels as though there is a significant amount of money involved. That's because everyone grows accustomed to their specific financial circumstances, and generally lives within those means. In some cases, however, a divorce can be astronomically expensive. A recent article takes a look at some of the most expensive divorce cases in recent history.

The couple behind the popular television network Black Entertainment Television were married for 32 years before calling it quits. When Bob and Sheila Johnson divorced, Sheila accepted a settlement of $400 million, which made headlines across the nation. The couple were named the first African-American billionaires just a few years prior. 

Another high-profile entertainment divorce was between Mel Gibson and his wife Robyn Moore. At the time, the settlement was the largest payout in Hollywood history. Moore received almost $500 million, which was half of Gibson's net worth at that time. 

These cases are not even at the top of the list of the most expensive divorces. For most Texas spouses, their divorce won't center on numbers anywhere near the wealth mentioned in this piece. That said, wealth is always a relative thing, and all spouses want to receive a fair and favorable settlement that supports their financial security. No matter what one's net worth, having the ability to move forward with a solid foundation for the future is a priority for many in Texas. Working with a skilled divorce attorney is the best way to reach those goals. 

Source: sfgate.com, "The 10 most expensive divorce settlements in history total over $11 billion - here's who walked away with the most", Mark Abadi, April 25, 2018

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