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Kobe Bryant’s Divorce could cost $1.36 million a month

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LucyRecently, it was reported by a California attorney that, has Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were to continue their divorce proceedings – although they reconciled in January – the divorce could have ended up costing the Los Angeles Lakers player $1.36 million every month for child support and spousal support.

The figure was calculated based on a report from Forbes magazine that estimates Kobe’s annual income to be close to $53.2 million. The Lakers player makes about $20.3 million is salary/winnings along with an additional $32 million in endorsements. According to the publication, 34-year-old is also number 6 on the list of the world’s highest paid athletes.

Based upon those estimated figures, the California lawyer said that if Kobe and Vanessa did decide to go through with their divorce, assuming that Kobe would get equal custody of his two daughters, he would have to pay almost $365,000 in child support every month according to California law. In addition to child support, he would also pay close to $1 million in spousal support because there was no prenuptial agreement when the couple married in April 2001.

The lawyer stated that, "Under California law, every penny Kobe earned from basketball or endorsements from the date of marriage to the date of separation is considered community property. It’s half Kobe’s and half Vanessa’s. That also applies to every mansion, car, yacht, or private jet that either party purchased with community money."

This would include the money that the couple received from selling their $3 million mansion in the gated Newport Beach community of California just days before the pair announced their reconciliation and cancellation of the divorce petition. That home was one of three that they owned jointly in the community.

If you are going through a divorce, contact an experienced Illinois divorce attorney to fight for your money in court. Angel Traub and Associates will fight for you in your divorce hearing and get you the results that you deserve.


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