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Duchovny to pay $40K monthly in alimony after divorce

Divorces are happening every day in Florida and across the country, but once in a while one will be significant enough to make the news. In those cases, it is usually someone famous, and with fame usually comes fortune. That’s why it is no surprise that the most fascinating part of these high-asset divorces is often of the financial variety. These couples often have loaded bank accounts and numerous assets. It may get even more complicated if the marriage lasted a long time.

Recently it was announced that David Duchovny and his wife Tea Leoni divorced. Duchovny apparently filed for divorce back in June and a settlement came quite quickly. The two were married for 17 years, but briefly separated in 2008 and again in 2011.

The ex-couple have two children, age 12 and 15. Leoni will reportedly get primary physical custody, while the two will share legal custody. Visitation sounds like it may be relatively stress-free as they both live on the Upper West Side in New York City.

When it comes to finances, Duchovny will be paying Leoni $40,000 monthly in alimony and $8,333 monthly in child support. On top of that, he will be paying for all child-related expenses, including private school and college.

Although these are definitely not typical financial figures one would see in a Florida divorce, many couples may still have accumulated a lot of assets that will require careful consideration during property division discussions. And when children are brought into the mix, those considerations may become even more complicated. 

Source: TMZ, “David Duchovny, Tea Leoni quietly divorced,” Aug. 9, 2014

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