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David Guetta, a famous D.J., involved in high asset divorce

In Illinois, divorce is a situation that many find themselves in. In the case of David Guetta, a disk jockey who is extremely famous, and his current wife, Cathy, their divorce papers have been adjudicated and they are in negotiations.

This separation is said to be contentious. Both sides are trying to obtain a major portion of the assets that are tied to the marriage.

The high asset divorce is sticky because Guetta's wife owns all of the business names, and the music rights, which includes one of his most famous and most money-making songs. She is said to also own the major portion of the "dance parties" and compilation albums.

The couple is said to have finalized the divorce in March of 2014 in Paris, France; however they are still trying to divide assets, and things are not going well. One of his friends told the media that Guetta, who is worth $30 million, will probably end up giving his ex-wife half of that, or $15 million in the end -- and he isn't happy about that at all.

Many in the dance music industry are not surprised. Guetta's wife is said to have been instrumental in his success as a disk jockey. For the 22 years that they were married, she worked with her husband and assisted him in growing into the international star he is.

Guetta is still unhappy that he must give her so much of his wealth because he feels he earned it, not her. He is super famous -- a rock star. He has worked with such famous names as Rihanna, Madonna and The Black Eyed Peas. However, many still say that his ex-wife is allegedly the power behind the throne. She was the business head of the company and he was the star of the show.

High asset divorces are difficult because both parties feel that they are right and deserve half or more of what is on the table. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want someone in your corner who is experienced in dealing with the ins and outs of this type of divorce.

Source: New York Post, "David Guetta’s divorce: ‘She’s taking a lot of his money’" Stephanie Smith, Jul. 14, 2014

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