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Wife of Chris Rock wants alimony

Georgia comedy fans may be interested to learn that it was reported on June 16 that Chris Rock's estranged wife was seeking a large amount of his net worth in their divorce proceedings. The report stated that this request was made because she wished to have the ability to maintain the lifestyle that she had grown accustomed to.

The couple met at the Essence Awards in 1996. His spouse claimed that she agreed to give up her career when their first child was born. Rock and his estranged wife have reportedly agreed that they would share custody of their two children. Additionally, both parties agreed that their prenuptial agreement had expired when Rock filed for divorce in December 2014.

Ultimately, the estranged wife argued that she deserved to be paid a certain amount that would allow her to continue to live as she had been due to the amount of time and effort she put in to raising the couple's two children and for her charity activities. Rock is reportedly worth about $70 million.

The longer a couple has been together, the more difficult the divorce process can be, especially if the couple has gained considerable wealth. A party who was responsible for caring for the children and did not have their own income as a result may be eligible to seek alimony in addition to child support. A family law attorney may assist the person with determining if they are eligible and how much they may potentially be able to seek. Additionally, if the former couple had a prenuptial agreement, the attorney may potentially determine if that agreement is still valid or if if it is no longer applicable.

Source: NJ.com, "Chris Rock's wife seeking huge payout in divorce, court papers show", Janelle Griffith, June 16, 2015

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