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  • Writer's pictureJames Chau

The Luxury of a Divorce

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

According to a post in the Observer, a marital collapse in a Connecticut courtroom has been dubbed by some as the “divorce of the century.” George David, 66-year old chairman of United Technologies, is attempting to divorce 36-year old Countess Marie Douglas-David. The ex-wife-to-be has already received a settlement offer for $43 million, but she claims that it is not enough to support her lifestyle and is, thus, suing for $100 million.

Douglas-David filed papers in court professing she needs at least $53k per week off of which to live, including $4.5k for clothes, $8k for travel, and $1.5k for dining out. The Countess claims that the current settlement would not last her more than 15 years. She is also laying claim to David’s entitlement to the diamond engagement ring, worth almost $200,000.

David is not without accusation, however, as Douglas-David accuses her ex-husband of multiple divorce threats to break up, only to make up. David, in response, blames the Countess of serving him divorce papers in a marriage counseling session and of having an extra-marital affair abroad with a Swedish athlete in Stockholm.

Both David and David-Douglas tied the knot in 2002, but despite an extravagant lifestyle together they experienced a rocky marriage, filing for divorce over 5 times in a four year period.

Do you know what how much you are entitled to if you are considering a divorce? My San Jose divorce lawyer and San Jose property division lawyer offices can help you determine to what assets you are entitled, while my San Jose prenuptial agreement lawyer offices can help you to protect your assets ahead of an unfortunate event like a divorce.

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