How Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Aced the Divorce Process
Legendary quarterback Tom Brady’s personal fortune is estimated at $250 million. However, that puts him far behind his ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, who is said to be worth $400 million. Dividing the assets from a 13-year marriage involving two incredibly wealthy people might seem like a legal web that could take years to untangle but, fortunately for the couple and their three children, this was not the case.
Though rumors about the breakup had been discussed for months, Brady and Bündchen caught many people by surprise when they announced they had quietly and amicably finalized their divorce terms. According to reports, the superstar couple took several steps to make the dissolution of their marriage easier, including:
- Establishment and revision of prenuptial agreements — Reports state that the superstar couple had a prenuptial agreement in place, which seems like a necessary move given each spouse’s assets. Moreover, Bündchen apparently revisited the couple’s agreement prior to the divorce. You should remember that prenups can be updated and even replaced if circumstances change after you are married.
- Mediation — The marital estate for Brady and Bündchen included numerous luxury homes and possibly hundreds of millions of dollars in business interests and other assets. To resolve these complex asset division issues, the couple is said to have brought in a mediator who forged a marital settlement agreement. This way, they were able to obtain an uncontested divorce and maintain their privacy.
- Discretion — In high-profile divorces, one or both spouses might use the media to make themselves look better or put pressure on their spouse. Even when a breakup is not big news, some people trash their soon-to-be ex to family and friends. Here, Brady and Bündchen realized that the best path forward was to focus on reaching a mutually acceptable agreement and keeping the disagreements that ended their marriage to themselves.
Our lives might not resemble those of Tom and Gisele, but the method in which they managed their divorce can be an example to people who don’t quite possess their fame and fortune.
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