According to the Chicago Tribune, the former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to pay his wife $47 million per year in their divorce settlement. It took them over three years to negotiate this staggering deal.
The former PR and his wife Veronica Lario were married for over 20 years before the divorce. She accused him of having an affair with a 17 year old girl when he was 76 years old. Because of this deal, she will be receiving the equivalent of $132,200 daily. The couple also has three children from their marriage, but these children are now grown up. There have been several different allegations of the former PM philandering with other women throughout the duration of the marriage. The breaking point for Lario was when Berlusconi attended an aspiring model’s 18 birthday party. She has also accused him of hiring an underage prostitute, which he has vehemently denied.
In this divorce settlement, no one was blamed for the dissolution of the marriage. Lario had originally asked for alimony in the amount of 3.5 million euros monthly. She also asked for the 78 million euro villa in northern Italy. This settlement did not award her ownership of that villa.
A divorce after so many years of marriage can be very emotional and more than just hard to deal with. A high asset divorce can get especially messy. If you find yourself in a situation facing divorce, you need to seek the trustworthy counsel of an experienced Illinois divorce attorney. This attorney can make the difference between you getting a fair amount of the marital assets and property. Your attorney will also make sure that the interests of your minor children are met through child support. This is not the time to try to do things on your own.