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Michael Moore files for divorce from wife of 21 years

Filmmaker Michael Moore first gained national attention and recognition with his 1989 documentary film Roger & Me. Chronicling the impact of the closing of a General Motor's plant in Flint, Michigan, Moore went on to win awards and acclaim for other controversial films including Bowling for Columbine and SiCKO. Most recently, however, Moore made headlines for a very different reason as he filed for divorce from his wife of 21 years.

Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn were not only life partners, but also business partners who collaborated on several of Moore's more successful film projects. With an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars, the divorce between the two could prove to be lengthy and complex.

While some have previously criticized Moore for the apparent disparity between his personal wealth and public persona, many may be surprised to learn exactly how wealthy the man from Flint is. As the divorce proceedings between Moore and Glynn begin, the couple will be forced to disclose and divide assets such as property, homes, cars and personal belongings.

Additionally, there is the question of business assets which include Moore's production company. While it's not known whether or not the couple had any existing prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement, Glynn may be entitled to a portion of the profits generated by Moore's various film and book ventures.

As with most high asset divorces, it's likely that disputes between the couple will occur with regard to who gets what and how much of it. We'll continue to report on this and other similar complex divorce proceedings in the coming months.

Source: The New York Post, "Michael Moore and Detroit," July 23, 2013

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