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Filmmaker Michael Moore to divorce

The latest celebrity divorce appears to be going on without the hype and media coverage that splits involving celebrities typically bring. The director behind documentary films "Fahrenheit 911", "Roger & Me", "Sicko", and "Bowling for Columbine" is filing for divorce. Michael Moore is moving on from his wife Kathleen Glynn.

According to a ColumbusDispatch.com report, the two have not lived together for quite some time, and have "no reasonable likelihood" of preserving the marriage. The divorce brings up some questions about marital property, prenuptial agreements and privacy during divorce. 

Under Ohio divorce law, marital property is defined as income or assets acquired during the course of a marriage. Moore and Glynn have worked together on several films, with Glynn serving as producer.  They had no children during their union and ostensibly have considerable property to be divided.

It is unclear at this point whether the couple had a prenuptial agreement, which is basically a written agreement regarding how marital property will be divided in the event of a divorce. While the Dispatch.com report indicates that they had been living apart for awhile, it suggests that they have property between them that has already been divided.

A final hearing is scheduled for September 10th, where the court will approve the parties settlement. For couples who have considerable assets, the Moore-Glynn divorce may serve as an example for how divorces can be more like amicable business transactions than exhibitions of power and emotion in court. 

If you have questions about making a high asset divorce amicable, an experienced family law attorney can help.

Source: Dispatch.com, Michael Moore divorcing wife of 21 years, July 20, 2013

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