Melania Trump could walk away with '$50million' and real estate if she chooses to divorce Donald Trump: Experts
Experts have started to discuss Trump's relationship with Melania which seems to be souring especially since she was spotted holding the arm of a serviceman at a Veteran's Day ceremony in Virginia
Ivana Trump's divorce from Donald Trump reportedly led her to receive $14million in addition to some expensive real estate. However, experts believe that Trump's current wife, Melania Trump, could get much more should she decide to leave him.
Trump's first wife Ivana and the mother of his three children had received $14 million along with a Greenwich Connecticut mansion, an apartment in Trump plaza, as well as the use of his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago for one month out of the year after the two got divorced in 1992.
Trump was also required to pay her approximately $650,000 annually in child support for their children — Donald Trump Jr, Eric and Ivanka, according to their divorce settlement, the New York Times had stated. The terms of divorce had been similar to what Ivana had agreed to during a prenup.
Experts have started to discuss Trump's relationship with Melania which seems to be souring especially since she was reportedly spotted holding the arm of a serviceman at a Veteran's Day ceremony in Virginia and not her husband. The event had been their first public appearance since Trump lost the election to his Democratic rival Joe Biden on November 3.
According to body language expert Judi James who spoke to Fabulous Digital, Melania had seemed "tense" while Trump was under "clear pressure". Experts and lawyers who specialize in prenuptial agreements believe that if the couple does split up, Melania will walk away with a massive fortune. According to reports, Trump's first wife Ivana and his second wife Marla Maples had contested their prenups but the payouts had been similar to what was in the agreements.
According to reports, former White House aides have revealed that Melania is "counting the minutes" until she can divorce Trump. Experts believe that Melania can walk away with up to $50 million and that real estate may be involved as well, according to reports by Town and Country.
A managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, Jacqueline Newman, said, "Obviously, he has the apartment in the city that was his before the marriage. I can pretty much guarantee he's not giving it to her. But in situations where I've dealt with very high-income, high-asset cases, the moneyed spouse will purchase an apartment for the non-moneyed spouse and the children to live in."
This could mean more money or more real estate in order to look after Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, who is 14. Newman continued, "It doesn't seem as if there's going to be much question as to who the primary caretaker is. My guess is that she would get primary custodial rights and he would get access whenever he happens to be in town."
"In this situation, if she has $50million, she can afford to buy something. But $50million, while it's definitely a lot of money, in New York City, for what she's used to, she wouldn't be able to replicate what she has now. He probably had a good sense of what kind of lifestyle they'd be living, so I would imagine the payout would be fairly generous," Newman added.