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Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:17 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 2:23 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver kobe-bryant-vanessa-bryant

She is about to get half.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will likely be on the hook for $75 million or more in a divorce settlement with his wife, Vanessa, because he did not have a prenuptial agreement. The couple announced that they were filing for divorce in December. 
The apparent lack of a prenuptial agreement -- coupled with 10 years of marriage -- will likely significantly increase the size of Vanessa Bryant's divorce settlement with Kobe Bryant, legal experts said.

Some estimates put Kobe Bryant's net worth at $150 million. Legal experts said Vanessa Bryant will probably receive at least $75 million in addition to ongoing spousal and child support.

The fact the marriage lasted 10 years gives Vanessa Bryant several advantages under California divorce law. After passing the 10-year mark, attorney Dmitry Gorin said, a marriage is defined as a lengthy one, which means the spouse is allowed to maintain her standard of living after the split.
The couple has two daughters, ages 8 and 5.

In a prepared statement issued to the media in December, a representative of the Bryant said: "The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012." 

According to Basketball-Reference.com, Bryant has earned more than $196 million in salary during his NBA career. Bryant is on the books for $25 million for the 2011-2012 season, tops in the NBA according to Forbes.com, and has an additional $57 million owed to him in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 combined. SI.com reports that Bryant makes at least $10 million per year in off-court endorsements.
Comments

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:36 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Wow...how did this not get flagged!?



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:29 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I don't think Kobe is going to be asking for handouts anytime soon.  He will be fine. 

Also, while it is not right to cheat on your wife, other than someone like A.C. Green, I would trust any celebrity further than I could throw them.



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 5:01 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

If you have $ always get a prenup.



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:59 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Now I aint saying she a golddigger but she aint messing with no broke n*gga.



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 4:59 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Now I aint saying she a golddigger but she aint messing with no broke n*gga.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 3:46 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I hope you guys crushing Vanessa have daughters who marry rich men who turn out to be unfaithful pigs.  Even better, it would be more interesting how you would respond if the pig picked up a STD and passed it to your daughter.  Unless you are their attorneys or your last name is Bryant, you have no idea why their marriage failed.  What goes around comes around and before you guys choose to urinate in the river, remember that you may have to drink from it.

I really don't care that she gets a lot of money.  Kobe chose to get married and he also chose to be unfaithful.  It would be interesting for this case to go to court, but Kobe chose not to fight the divorce.  He was able to escape a trial in Colorado and he probably could have a more favorable settlement in court. 



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:35 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

this just not seem fair to me. apparently in california the poor spouse,(the one thathas not earned anything) dts half ofthe assets. good deal for them.



Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 1:24 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

This is why I will NEVER get married without a prenup. This type of thing should not even be legal. $75,000,000 PLUS on going spousal and child support? Ridiculous. It is amazing how women like that never have to amount to anything more than a piece of eye candy and then are able to take half and then some in a divorce. Then again, Kobe knew what he was getting in to.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:44 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

75M will keep Vanessa Bryant looking okay well into her 50's.  After that... well... time will tell.



Since: Dec 25, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:24 am
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

You'd think so my friend but then here comes the greedy ass law....


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