Actor and comedian Brad Garrett, best known as the deep-voiced Robert Barone from the popular TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, is officially single again. His divorce from former cocktail waitress Jill Diven became final on November 2, according to court documents in Los Angeles.
E! Online reported yesterday that Garrett and Diven will share custody of Maxwell Bradley, 9, and Hope Violet, 7, their two children. Garrett, 47, will pay $20,000 per month in child support and $35,000 a month in taxable alimony, the latter until Diven’s remarriage, one of them passes away, or the end of 2018 (whichever comes first). On top of that, Diven will receive another monthly $9,900 in tax-free spousal support.
As Garrett’s annual income amounts to about $4 million, he can probably get by.
But the money and property decisions don’t stop there. All the cash and assets that Garrett earned during the seven years the couple was together, not counting personal items, will be split evenly between the ex-spouses. Diven will get two of the family’s eight (yes, eight) cars, a 2007 Mercedes and a 2005 Cadillac. Garrett, meanwhile, will retain all of the rights to his production company, Big Hat, No Cattle Productions, and to the former couple’s country-club membership.
Diven and Garrett will also split the proceeds from the sale of their mansion in Hidden Hills. The couple’s other two California homes (Garrett’s in Malibu and Diven’s in Thousand Oaks) are not considered community property.
Garrett first met Diven in Las Vegas while she was waiting tables at the Rio hotel. He later proposed to her on the Raymond set (not in Robert’s voice, one would assume), and they married in May 1999. They separated amicably in April 2006, with Diven filing for divorce shortly afterward and citing irreconcilable differences.
Garrett (who stands more than six-foot-eight) won three Emmys for his role on Raymond, and his credits also include plenty of voice work in several Pixar animated movies, including Finding Nemo and Ratatouille. He’s currently starring in the Fox show Til Death in which, ironically, he plays a long-married man.
While you and your spouse might not have eight cars or three homes to divide amongst yourselves, it’s a good idea to seek professional assistance when it comes to your finances. Click here for advice on working with financial professionals during and after divorce.
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