Divorcing De Niro

Robert De Niro is an iconic screen star.

And often, with iconic film roles, comes substantial wealth.

However, the reality of the ‘Taxi Driver’ star’s net worth, and the language of his prenuptial agreement, are both contentious matters.

De Niro’s estranged wife, Grace Hightower, claims he’s worth $500 million and wants her share.

A hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court revealed that De Niro and Hightower are fighting over the meaning of a 2004 pre-nuptial agreement signed after a previous divorce.

De Niro’s attorney said that the pre-nup terms relate Hightower’s entitlement to a $6 million apartment, $500,000 cash, $1 million per year and half the value of their marital residence. 

However, according to Judge Matthew Cooper, De Niro’s estranged wife believes that she is entitled to 50%.

De Niro filed for divorce from Hightower in December.

Hightower and De Niro’s divorce also involves conflict over the custody of their 7-year-old daughter.

Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-deniro-divorce-finances-20190606-2bte5jsv2zemvf72dq4ibva3bm-story.html

Source: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/how-much-could-robert-de-niros-divorce-really-cost-him.html/

What are the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement?

  1. You can gain control over your future financial situation.
  2. Without a prenuptial agreement, your marriage will be controlled by the California Family Code and Probate Code.
  3. Couples choose between a system of rules agreed upon by you and your fiancé, or the ones imposed by the state. 
  4. It enables communication with your partner about financial issues.
  5. The process requires full disclosure of financial information. 
  6. They can provide a sense of security

Source: https://www.divorcenet.com/states/california/california_prenuptial_agreements

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