Nancy Chemtob
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Nancy Chemtob speaks with The New York Times on how wealthy couples manage their divorces.

The New York Times
September 30, 2016

The New York Times: How Rich Couples Who Aren’t Pitt and Jolie Manage Their Divorces

Angelina Jolie’s decision to file for divorce from Brad Pitt was certainly a blow to many fans of the Hollywood couple. But because the couple has six children, homes around the world, assets in the tens of millions of dollars and hard-to-value royalty income for years to come, their split offers an opportunity to look at how other wealthy couples manage their divorces.

Divorce lawyers, financial advisers and mediators say divorces don’t have to be the type of acrimonious free-for-alls that make for riveting movies. Instead, they can be negotiations that provide financially for both parties and leave some semblance of a relationship to allow for joint parenting. “When you look at Brad and Angelina, that’s the easiest divorce in the world,” said Nancy Chemtob. “You get every house in the world appraised and you look at how much money there is. California is a 50-50 state, so you split it up.”

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Angelina Jolie’s decision to file for divorce from Brad Pitt was certainly a blow to many fans of the Hollywood couple. But because the couple has six children, homes around the world, assets in the tens of millions of dollars and hard-to-value royalty income for years to come, their split offers an opportunity to look at how other wealthy couples manage their divorces.

Divorce lawyers, financial advisers and mediators say divorces don’t have to be the type of acrimonious free-for-alls that make for riveting movies. Instead, they can be negotiations that provide financially for both parties and leave some semblance of a relationship to allow for joint parenting. “When you look at Brad and Angelina, that’s the easiest divorce in the world,” said Nancy Chemtob. “You get every house in the world appraised and you look at how much money there is. California is a 50-50 state, so you split it up.”

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