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Weinstein's wife may file for high asset divorce

Most divorces in Pennsylvania are understandably difficult for anyone involved. Not only do they elicit emotional pain, but the dividing of property, wealth and the care of children can make the process exponentially more difficult. When a high asset divorce occurs, the process can be long and may require many legal discussions. Although no official filings have been made, Harvey Weinstein's wife announced her intentions to divorce her husband.

Harvey Weinstein's marriage to Georgina Chapman is his second marriage, and he shares two young children with her. The couple has been married for 10 years, and each has found their own success. Weinstein's fortune is reportedly as much as $300 million, and Chapman's is at $20 million with the success of her designer clothing company, Marchesa.

Details of the couple's prenuptial agreement have recently surfaced. As some prenuptial agreements include, the couple's agreement apparently offered Chapman more financial incentives the more years she remained married to Weinstein. Per the terms of their prenuptial agreement, their recent 10-year anniversary will likely secure her more money in a possible divorce settlement that could be as much as $12 million.

Because high asset divorces such as theirs are often discussed in the media, the couple's prenuptial agreement included a privacy clause that would prevent either spouse from disclosing the terms of a divorce in interviews, books, movies or other public media outlets. Anyone facing a similarly high-profile or asset division divorce could benefit from the help of an experienced family law attorney in Pennsylvania. Attorneys advocate on behalf of the client's needs and advise the best approach to a painful separation.

Source: newsweek.com, "Harvey Weinstein Prenup: Wife Georgina Chapman Will Get a Nice Chunk of Producer's Wealth if They Divorce Today", Janice Williams, Dec. 19, 2017

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