Ant McPartlin’s wife to get ‘every penny’ in divorce settlement?
It has been difficult to escape the headlines recently regarding TV presenter Ant McPartlin’s divorce from his wife Lisa Armstrong. The couple announced their separation back in January 2018 however matters seem to be becoming more and more contentious.
Ant has been in the headlines a lot recently after reportedly getting hooked on prescription drugs and alcohol following a knee operation last summer leading to a stint in rehab, and returning to rehab this year after having been arrested for drink-driving.
There has been much speculation as to what Lisa Armstrong will get out of the divorce settlement. The couple were married in 2006 although they were in a relationship for a number of years before marriage. The couple have no children together. Due to the fact that they were in a long relationship and there are no children to consider, the starting point will be a 50:50 division of all assets. It is unknown as to whether or not they had a prenup prior to marriage but if they did then that could alter the division of assets.
It has been reported that Lisa Armstrong has said that she wants to take Ant ‘for every penny’ and that she ‘refuses to go quietly’. They were said to have clashed when Ant asked Lisa to have her jewellery valued as part of the settlement and Lisa refused; it is unknown how true this is however a jewellery collection is seen as an asset and will need to be considered.
According to the press, Ant is now in a new relationship with the couple’s ex PA, Anne-Marie Corbett and Lisa has expressed her heart break on social media in respect of the rumours. Although Lisa may be extremely annoyed with the rumours in respect of Ant’s new relationship; it is very unlikely that this will have any bearing on the financial settlement that she will receive.
The reality is that Lisa will not be walking away with every penny of the marriage however she is likely to walk away with a significant settlement as she could be entitled to half of the estimated £62 million fortune. It will be interesting to see what happens there.
Communication between the couple is said to be difficult at the moment, as can be expected. It is reported that they are communicating only via lawyers and through members of Ant’s management team. Whilst it is hoped that matters can be dealt with amicably, unfortunately it is not always the way. If you are going through a break up and require advice, support and assistance contact our financial remedy department and we will be with you every step of the way.
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