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Special concerns in high-profile divorces

A politician divorce has recently come up in the news here in Florida. The politician in question is Charlie Crist, a current Florida U.S representative and former Florida governor. It was recently announced that Crist has filed for a divorce from his wife of nine years.

Politicians are one of the many types of public figures who can find themselves in a high-profile divorce. There are many special concerns a person can have in such a divorce.

Among these are concerns regarding reputation. Reputation can matter greatly for a public figure and their family members, both when it comes to their career and their life in general. Things that can impact what effects a divorce ends up having on a person’s reputation include the actions they take during divorce proceedings, their spouse’s conduct during such proceedings and what sorts of privacy protection steps are taken during the divorce.

Also, unique issues related to marital assets can be present in the divorce of a public figure. For one, such high-profile dissolutions of marriage can be dealing with some high-value property. Also, some of the marital assets in such a divorce could be ones that are a big part of a high-profile figure’s public life or career. These special issues can bring up a range of different worries and questions for a public figure or their spouse when it comes to property division.

A public figure and their spouse can be greatly affected by how these sorts of special concerns are addressed when they divorce. So, when going through a high-profile divorce, a person may want guidance from an attorney who understands the unique legal needs that can come up in connection to such a divorce.

Source: Miami Herald, “Charlie Crist files for divorce from wife, Carole,” Adam C. Smith, Feb. 24, 2017

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