Mel Gibson’s divorce has been finalized, with Gibson giving half of his $850 million to his ex-wife. Gibson was married to his ex-wife, Robyn, for about 30 years and the couple had seven children together. The reason for such a high divorce settlement is due to the fact that the couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement. As a result, Robyn was legally entitled to half of everything Gibson earned during their marriage. Gibson’s assets include $600 million grossed from film, $100 million in real estate investments, and about $75 million for film and TV projects Gibson executive produced.

Under New York Domestic Relations law, a prenuptial agreement is a contract between two people who are going to get married. This contract allocates how assets will be distributed in the event of divorce or death. Once married, however, New York Domestic Relations law section § 170 holds that there are six allowable grounds for divorce which include some of the following: cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment for one or more years, imprisonment for three or more years, and even adultery. See:

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