Billionaire Wolfgang Porsche has filed for divorce from his wife Claudia over her “dementia-like illness,” Mirror reported in March 2023 (1). Wolfgang, who is the grandson of Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche, currently serves as a shareholder and the chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Porsche AG.
He and Claudia developed a relationship in 2007 and the two went on to tie the knot in 2019.
Porsche is now reportedly saying that his wife’s dementia has “made living together impossible.” Mirror wrote that Claudia currently has “four carers who look after her around the clock.” The source notes that she is unable to move without assistance and “her mental awareness has undergone a rapid decline.”
How much money is at stake in the Wolfgang Porsche divorce?
At 79 years old, Porsche has quite a fortune attached to his name. Mirror says the family’s assets have been valued at around £18 billion, or about $22 million. It’s not clear how much of that fortune belongs to Wolfgang. Regardless, it’s likely his divorce will take some time to settle given the wealth he’s acquired coupled with his wife’s condition.
What happens when you file for divorce from someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
If a person files for divorce from someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, they can expect the case to take longer to settle than a typical divorce. Before a court will grant a divorce in a case like this, it’ll likely have the spouse suffering from the disease undergo an evaluation to determine whether he/she is capable of making decisions on their own.
In the event they are not of sound mind, the court may decide to appoint a guardian ad litem or someone close to the person to make decisions for them. This helps to ensure the person’s rights and interests are protected throughout the divorce proceedings. In the event assets need to be divided or alimony is approved, this person will be there to assure it is done fairly and correctly.
A divorce lawyer in Alabama can help you navigate a difficult divorce.
If you’re looking to file for divorce from someone who suffers from dementia or another type of brain disorder, it’s a good idea that you be represented by an experienced Springville, AL divorce lawyer. These types of divorces can be difficult to navigate given the circumstances and might require a significant amount of attention.
The Springville, AL divorce attorneys at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. are here to help ease the burdens divorces tend to bring on and make the process run as smoothly as possible. To find out more about divorce timelines, laws, and the requirements that must be met before you can file, contact a divorce lawyer in Springville, AL today.
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