Silvio Berlusconi, a former Italian prime minister has agreed to pay his estranged wife, Veronica Lario $4 million in alimony a month.

According to Lario, she was divorcing the former prime minister after she caught wind of his presence at an eighteen year old girl’s birthday party. Lario claims that Berlusconi has always had a thing for younger women and she doesn’t want to be any part of his life if continues to “frequent minors.”

Fifty six year old Lario is divorcing seventy six year old Berlusconi and the agreement of $4 million in monthly alimony is just the first step into the divorce process. The pair has already been separated since 2009 and Berlusconi is currently dating a younger woman, much younger than half his age.

Lario and Berlusconi were married in 1990 and had met in 1980. Lario is Berlusconi’s second wife. Together they share 3 children. Berlusconi has 2 children from his first marriage.

There have been many high profile couples who have had to payout very large sums of alimony. Alimony is the spouses right to money as a form of spousal support after a divorce. It is a legal responsibility in which one must pay to their estranged partner after the divorce is through. There are certain stipulations and legal matters to determine prior to setting an alimony payout.

Would you like to go after alimony? Contact a Lansing, MI divorce attorney to see if you are eligible to receive alimony payments. They will help you through the divorce process and try to get you the spousal support you seek. Of course, there are certain ways in which alimony payments will be determined, but your attorney can help with all of this.

Hiring a divorce attorney when divorce is inevitable is a very wise decision. Not only is alimony a divorce matter that may need attention, but there are many other factors that need to be considered and addressed in a divorce. If there are children involved, then child custody and child support will need to be taken care of. This may be settled amicably between the parties or determined with the help of professionals as well as the judge. This can quickly become the messiest part of divorce if the parties can’t come to agreement.

Divorce is never usually a quick ordeal. It takes a lot of time and many hearings to come to a divorce agreement. This is especially true for those who have had a lot invested during their marriage. If assets and finances are a concern, your attorney will try to get an agreement made between the parties on who should get what. Otherwise, a judge will divide the assets equally between the two.

Contact your Lansing, MI divorce attorney if you would like to begin your divorce process. They will help make the process go as smoothly as possible.