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Real Housewives star separated from husband

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Monday, February 3, 2014.

Reality TV fans in Ohio may be surprised to learn that Ramona Singer, star of Real Housewives of New York City, has separated from her husband after a 27-year marriage. According to the New York Post, both Ramona and her husband are already dating other people. The couple has not yet filed a divorce petition.

The news of the couple’s split came days after police were reportedly called to the couple’s home on a report of a domestic dispute. At first, Ramona alleged that her husband had choked her, but no charges were filed in connection with the incident. There have been several previous high-profile divorces connected with the popular Real Housewives franchise.

The Real Housewives series of television shows focuses on high net worth couples. Dividing assets in a high net worth divorce is complex and time-consuming. There may be may types of assets that require consideration such as stock portfolios, real estate holdings, retirement and savings accounts and businesses. If there is suspicion that a partner has attempted to devalue or hide assets, a forensic accountant may examine the couple’s assets to determine their actual worth.

The complexity of high-asset divorces increases the odds that an account or other asset is overlooked in the divorce agreement. One commonly forgotten asset are retirement accounts. Even if the accounts are not mature, it is important to agree upon how they will be divided in the future. An Ohio attorney with a background in family law may be able to conduct a thorough assessment of all marital assets and assist the couple in the process of drafting a divorce agreement. If the couple cannot come to an agreement on all assets, the contested issues may be decided in court.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Ramona Singer Divorce? ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’ Star Separates From Husband Mario“, January 28, 2014