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Spitzer’s Ex-Wife Cleans Up in Divorce Settlement

Only months after former disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced his plan to divorce Silda Wall Spitzer, a settlement has been reached. Manhattan Supreme Court documents, obtained by Radar Online, outline the settlement that awards Ms. Spitzer a hefty financial package.

The court documents state that Ms. Spitzer will retain ownership of the couple's Fifth Avenue home in the city, as well as be given enough funds to cover the home's maintenance and her own living expenses. In addition to the residence, Ms. Spitzer is being awarded alimony in the annual amount of $240,000.00. These support payments will continue either until she remarries or passes away. The final stipulation of settlement grants Ms. Spitzer up to $100,000.00 to be used for charitable contributions each year.

Former Governor Spitzer married his wife in 1987, after meeting her at Harvard University, and they have three adult daughters. The governor resigned from office in 2008 after he his involvement in a very high profile prostitution ring came to light. Despite all of the negative attention and hurt that surrounded the scandal, Ms. Spitzer faithfully stood by her husband's side throughout the rough period.

High profile divorces, such as the Spitzer's, act as perfect examples of why it is imperative that you retain matrimonial or family court counsel to represent you throughout the proceeding. The attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates are highly experienced in New York divorce and family law, having presided over hundreds of cases throughout the five boroughs. The lawyers have represented a number of clients in high profile divorces, as well as annulments, child custody matters, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Call (646) 791-3228 or (718) 875-7584 to schedule your confidential consultation today!

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