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Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Reach a Settlement

Posted By Cairns Law Offices || 21-Nov-2013

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox, has recently been focusing his attention on his divorce from Wendi Deng. Wendi was Rupert's third wife and the couple had been married for 14 years. The couple met when Wendi, recently graduated from Yale School of Management, took a position as the vice-president of STAR TV. After connecting at a company party they were married two years later. The couple had two daughters together and their ages are 10 and 11.

News about the couple's relationship broke earlier this year when it was reported that Murdoch had chosen to divorce his wife. The couple had allegedly been facing marital issues for months prior to the split. On November 20, 2013, the couple reached a divorce settlement together and they were able to end the marriage cordially. The final court appearance was short-lived, lasting only around 10 minutes. Since the details of the settlement has already been worked out, there was no reason for it to persist.

Through a mutual agreement, the divorce terms were sealed. It is reported however, that the couple faced differences over who would get the homes in New York and China. They also dealt with disputes over the custody of their children. They were able to resolve both of these matters and the issue of Murdoch's companies had already been addressed through prenuptial and postnuptial agreements between the couple.

Through the settlement both Murdoch and Deng were able to avoid a public trial and having their case last longer than needed. They released a statement that they would work together for the benefit of their children and that they would no longer make any public statements on the divorce. The Cairns Law Offices provides experienced representation for individuals going through a divorce and they can work with a couple to reach an amicable decision.