Westchester attorney Lisa Fantino on divorce styles of the filthy rich & not so famous

I can’t believe July’s over and I missed it, the big divorce settlement of Swedish countess Marie Douglas-David and her investor hubby George David.  Remember them?  They made big headlines when this nuptial mess started back in the spring in Hartford, Connecticut.  Then it was placed on a back-burner because they were both too busy to get down to the multi-million dollar dilemma.

The Davids in happier times.  Photo:  Patrick McMullan, Courtesy:  New York Magazine

The Davids in happier times. Photo: Patrick McMullan, Courtesy: New York Magazine

It turns out it settled mid-July.  She walks away with her contracted pre-nup settlement of $43 million plus an extra $5 or 10 million in personal property, making her take about $21,000 for every day they were married.  Sounds like a great deal to me.  Where can I sign up?

The countess had been trying to grab nearly a third of her hubby’s $329 million fortune.  He is the former chairman of United Technologies and obviously had better lawyers; yet she is still one very lucky lady!

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