Eye-popping terms in former Italian leader’s divorce settlement

You might want to pity the plight of Veronica Lario, the estranged wife of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister. Per the terms of a just-reached divorce settlement between the couple, Lario will have only $132,000 to live on.

Every day of the year.

Such are the lifestyles of the rich and famous. In the annals of mega dissolutions, it didn’t take commentators long after the ink had dried on Lario and Berlusconi’s divorce agreement to fully appreciate the sheer magnitude of its terms.

Those terms are a bit more understandable if Berlusconi’s personal worth is recognized. The ex-prime minister, who has again returned to politics in advance of Italy’s upcoming elections next February, is a billionaire with a marked taste for a high-profile, extravagant and controversial lifestyle.

Take the Berlusconi estate, for example. Its estimated worth comes in at north of $100 million. Unfortunately for Lario, and despite the fact that she raised the couple’s three children there, Berlusconi gets to keep that property

Still, with a spousal support payment of more than $4 million each month, Lario can likely find other digs.

The couple was married in 1990. Their marriage has been centrally marked by tabloid pieces in recent years that have focused upon Berlusconi’s liaisons with other women, some of them many decades younger than the 76-year-old politician and business mogul.

Lario went so far at one point as to take out an open letter in a national newspaper demanding an apology from her husband for compromising her dignity as a woman.

Source: Reuters, “Berlusconi to pay 36 million euros a year divorce settlement: press,” Dec. 28, 2012

How The Siemon Law Firm Can Help

Contact our Georgia Family Law Firm by calling 770-888-5120 or by completing this contact form.

An attorney will respond within 24 business hours.

    Fields marked with an * are required

    I Have Read The Disclaimer *

    Our Office Locations

    Map of office locations

    Cumming, Georgia

    347 Dahlonega Street
    Building 100
    Cumming, GA 30040 770-888-5120 Cumming Law Office Map

    Marietta, Georgia

    One Parkway Center
    1850 Parkway Place, Suite 715
    Marietta, GA 30067 770-888-5312 Marietta Law Office Map

    Alpharetta, Georgia

    4555 Mansell Road
    Alpharetta, GA 30022

    770-888-5093 Alpharetta Law Office Map

    Atlanta, Georgia

    3400 Peachtree Rd NE
    Suite 555
    Atlanta, GA 30326 770-888-5078 Atlanta Law Office Map