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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: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:35 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I ain't saying she's golddigger but she wasn't messing with a broke you know what.



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:34 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

kobe doesnt need to worry



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

its a hard life when you get 75 mil to go away..... i shed no tears for her whatsoever.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:07 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

If Kobe was smart he get it clipped and never ever get married again. 



Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:48 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I think it's more probable Vanessa gets herself some blonde surfer dude on her arm and out of the gangsta culture...BTW I am  a blonde surfer dude type Nessa...just saying



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

     After this settlement is final, I can understand Bryant paying child support.  After all, that is his responsibility to his children.  But why does Vanessa Bryant need spousal support when she is getting 75 mil?



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

That second bloodsucking lawyer should be bloodsucking judges.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

>>>You must be a woman.

*I'm* a woman, and *I* find it outrageous.

Don't blame her, though. Blame the bloodsucking lawyers who try to milk a man dry, and the bloodsucking lawyers that allow them to do so. If she gets $75 mil, she shouldn't get any more.

Let us not forget that plenty of actresses have been on the hook to *their* husbands in the same manner. That's california for you.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:25 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Why do you rule out Kobe having having a black woman on his arm?
Easy there Troublemaker. He said no such thing. Just because you can take something in a way to make it offensive, doesn't mean it was intended that way.



Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

lol i dont see why she needs spousal support or child support. you really need that with 75mill? lmao


No kidding, how much money does a woman need? Nevermind, don't anwswer that.


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