Doing the Math: Numbers Behind the Charlie Sheen-Brooke Mueller Split
Can money buy you love? Clearly not for Charlie Sheen. Looking at what his split from Brooke Mueller will set him back, it's worth asking if he did a good or bad job protecting his wealth.
As a divorce attorney, my advice is to never marry if you are not ready or have no plan for marital longevity, and even if you are committed to making your marriage work, protect your assets. And look no further than these mind-boggling dollar amounts to see exactly why. Yes, Sheen will get to keep the bulk of his $75 million fortune, but Mueller does get quite a payday after a year-and-a-half of marriage.
► 50 percent of the revenues from the Getty Images partnership they made together
► $45,000 in moving costs
► A lump sum payment totaling $757,689
► A 2009 C600 Mercedes
► $1,254,846 for equity in their former home
► One week to use Sheen's timeshare
► $50,000 in attorney's fees
► Read More About the Money on TMZ
The settlement also gives Sheen a very generous parenting plan without nanny supervision and ensures that both parties will be silent on any alleged drug use or sexual affairs that Charlie may have dabbled in during the marriage.
The parties did have a prenuptial agreement -- signed three days before they wed -- but they had children after the agreement was signed, so additional terms had to be added to the deal to accommodate the kids and some extras for Mueller. All in all, Mueller scored BIG time. But in the wake of their divorce, they leave two very small children who will have to cope with their parents misgivings in a very public way.
Vikki Ziegler, named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the New Jersey Law Journal and NJ Biz, is a frequent contributor to FOX News Channel, CNN, HLN, CNBC, FOX Business Network, CBS and more. She has launched DivorceDating.com, which is a resource for bringing singles together by helping them get through difficult times and growing from their experiences. Her first book, 'The Pre-marital Survival Guide,' can be purchased on Amazon and www.vikkiziegler.com.
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