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Massachusetts learns of high asset divorce of star

Massachusetts fans of the show "Empire" will be interested to learn about recent updates on the settlement for the end of the marriage for television star Terrence Howard. The high asset divorce case saw an appeal in the courts of another state recently. The result ended with a decision that was unlikely to make the star happy.

Like many high asset divorce cases here in Massachusetts, this one returned to court after one of the parties became unhappy with the terms of the agreement to dissolve the marriage. In fact, Howard asserted that he had been coerced into signing the agreement. This, he said, came after his now ex-wife threatened him over the phone in 2011. The couple signed the agreement in question in 2012, and it was the subject of another hearing in 2015.

The case came under review when Howard said that he did not wish to sign the spousal support agreement with the terms that were stated. The terms were agreed to before he began to star in the hit show, Empire. In the agreement, Howard was supposed to pay his ex-wife up to $4 million per year, depending on his income, and as much as $5,800 per month.

In this case, the court of the state in question allowed for a review of the agreement, as can happen in Massachusetts in certain circumstances such as this high asset divorce case. The court found that the settlement was not signed under duress and reinstated it. This can also occur in similar situations in Massachusetts, and when one finds themselves in need of a court review, the opinion of an experienced professional can help them determine if they would be able to successfully reinstate a once-overturned agreement.

Source: wtov9.com, "Appeals Court Reinstate Terrence Howards Divorce Judgment", Anthony McCartney, June 21, 2017

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