The general public is normally taken by surprise when the long marriage
of a celebrity comes to an end. Michael Moore, the champion of the common
guy, has filed for divorce from his wife, Kathleen Glynn. After twenty
one years of marriage, the couple find themselves dissolving their union.
Fifty-nine year old Moore filed a divorce complaint in Antrim, Michigan.
The grounds were due to the breakdown of the marriage and no reasonable
grounds for amending the relationship. Moore stated that the couple no
longer resided together in their home on Torch Lake.
A final divorce hearing is set for September of this year. Moore's
estimated worth is currently around fifty million dollars. The divorce
seems to be headed for
a heated, contested divorce. Unfortunately, not all divorces are fast, easy, uncontested divorces
that only cost $209.
Moore has already requested a restraining order, barring Glynn from selling
any of their joint assets until a
marital settlement agreement is reached. This includes not selling their martial homes, valued at around
two million dollars. With a marriage that didn't produce any heirs,
the division of assets has the potential to become an all-out battle.
His wife Glynn has played a prominent role in the acquisition of their
marital wealth. She was his principal producing partner starting with
his television work, and then went on to support the work of his documentaries.
Some of the documentaries she helped produce include:
Bowling for Columbine, Sicko and
Fahrenheit 9/11. In addition, they co-authored the book
Adventures in a TV Nation.
Moore isn't taking any chances when it comes to the marital estate.
In addition to the restraining order, he has hired a heavy hitting
law firm. The Michigan law firm of Joseph Aviv and Jason R. Able of Honigman, Miller,
Schwartz and Cohn will be representing Moore during his divorce.
The couple founded and hosts the annual
Traverse City Film Festival, scheduled to begin this year on July 30
th. The Traverse City Film Festival mission is to show movies which are entertaining
and enlightening. This film festival has grown to become one of the largest
film festivals in the Midwest, and one of the most respected in the country.
It will be interesting to see how Moore and Glynn handle the Traverse
City Film Festival this year. If you are
on a budget but want to attend, you can volunteer and get free movie tickets. Also,
there will be open air movies for the general public, free of charge.