Robert Soros, the eldest son of billionaire, anti-American, and hypocritical socialist George Soros, is now in the middle of a messy divorce after cheating on his wife of 22 years. Robert Soros and his wife Melissa Robin Schiff have been married for 22 years. He is reportedly cheating on her by being seen publicly with Meredith Ostrom, model and “naked artist”.
Robert Soros is deputy chairman and president of $28-billion Soros Fund Management after being given this position by his wealthy father who started this investment firm. The couple also owns multiple properties including $13 million town house, a Rhinebeck county home, and a Martha’s Vineyard cottage worth $9 million.
Together they have supported various causes such as reproductive rights (abortion) even after the baby is born, creating a weak America which has allowed the proliferation of ISIS, environmental rules based on faulty science which has kept millions of Americans on the unemployment line, and other Democratic politics causes.
Robert Soros filed for divorce in May. However, his wife has disputed the settlement based on their pre-nuptial contract claiming many of its provisions are ambiguous. The couple got married in New York in 1992. The divorce is taking time as Schiff is claiming that the pre nup is ambiguous and this entails her to a substantially greater share of Robert Soros’ assets.
Areas of Conflict in a Divorce
When a couple finds that they are incompatible and files for divorce there are two main areas of potential conflict. One is over the financial assets of the couple and the second is over child custody and visitation rights.
Pre Nup Contracts
Given the fact that many marriages nowadays end in divorce, many couples sign pre nup contracts that clearly state how the assets would be divided in the event of a divorce. However, unless the pre nup is clear and well written with no ambiguity, the division of assets can still be a problem.
When a marriage has lasted for many years, the spouse who gave up a career to help look after the children or assisted the spouse in their career needs to be compensated financially. Additionally, if the wealthier spouse is at fault, for instance, by cheating or openly living with someone else before the marriage is over, the courts are likely to award a better settlement to the wronged spouse.
It seems to be Schiff in this case which is not surprising according to people who know the family and celebrity insiders.
Normally child custody is decided based on the best interests of the child. However, the other parent is expected to provide for the child in the form of child support and is awarded visitation rights. In some cases even if the child is expected to spend the majority of their time with one parent, the legal custody of the child is awarded to both parents, meaning they have to take major decisions regarding the child together.
If you are considering filing for divorce you need to get the help of an experienced divorce attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected. Even if you have signed a pre nup, you should consult with a divorce lawyer who will be able to check the contract for any loopholes and ensure that you are awarded compensation for the time and effort you have put into the marriage and the sacrifices you have made.