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Filmmaker finalizes 'acrimonious' divorce

Alaska couples might be interested in a recent divorce case involving the filmmaker Michael Moore. The case was settled on July 22, reportedly. Moore and his wife had been married for 22 years before filing to dissolve the marriage in 2013. While authorities reported that the split was 'acrimonious," the terms of their divorce were not made public.

Authorities said the divorce was finalized in Bellaire's Antrim County Circuit Court. It also involved some 731 filed documents, reportedly.

According to court documents, the 60-year-old filmmaker accused his 56-year-old wife, Kathy Glynn, of overspending while expanding their home at Torch Lake. The 10,000-square-foot residence is one of nine properties that the couple owns. All of their properties are located in either Michigan or New York, authorities said. Moore claims that Glynn had hired a private investigator and accuses her of prying into his emails and private messages.

According to authorities, Moore is worth at least $50 million. The Torch Lake home is purportedly worth $2 million.

As highlighted by this case, settling on the specific terms of an agreement is not always easy or without conflict in a high-asset divorce. The property-division process alone may become complicated and highly contentious. For this reason, it is pivotal that individuals with a high net worth retain the counsel and resources of a family law attorney when filing for divorce.

In Alaska, high-asset divorces often involve business ownership, significant real estate holdings, security investments, fishing rights and licenses, various retirement accounts and even oil, timber and gas rights. On account of these high stakes, it is important for individuals to resolve the settlement in a way that is not only fair but also confidential.

Source: NoviPatch, "Michael Moore, Longtime Wife Split in Acrimonious Divorce", Beth Dalbey, July 23, 2014

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