If you’re a high-asset couple then your biggest concern probably
revolves around what you and your spouse will do if your marriage ever
begins to dissolve. Often times, high-earning spouses never consider divorce
prior to marriage because they never assume that they will find themselves
going through this process down the road. Unfortunately, divorce can happen
to anyone; even after a lengthy marriage.
Take for example the 22-year marriage of Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian.
Some of our readers here in New York may be familiar with their lives
and are aware that they recently separated. While the Kardashian matriarch
recently told ABC News that she couldn’t put her finger on why the
couple’s marriage began to decline, she says that their new arrangement
has actually left them happier and their relationship is actually getting better.
Instead of divorce, the couple has chosen instead to go for a legal separation. Unlike a
divorce, couples who choose to legally separate will continue to be legally married
but living separate lives. This appears to be the arrangement that the
Kardashian patriarchs have devised: Jenner living in a house in Malibu
while his estranged wife lives in the Jenner family home with some of
It’s important to point out that while a legal separation can often
include talks about division of assets, child support and child custody,
it does not appear as if the Kardashian couple has any intention of taking
this course. As they have explained to the media recently, they will continue
showing the love and respect they have for each other and focus on keeping
their family as their number one priority.
Source: The Huffington Post, "Bruce Jenner Speaks Out About Separation From Kris Jenner," Oct. 9, 2013