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Settlement reached in Moore split despite divorce issues

It seems like Michael Moore's divorce is anything but amicable. The "Roger and Me" director and documentary icon is struggling with divorce issues after calling it quits with his wife of 22 years. Moore, 60, appears poised to strike a settlement deal with his soon-to-be ex-wife, who has been at the center of a firestorm of controversy about the use of the couple's marital property.

Sources say that Moore's wife, Kathy Glynn, caused some marital strife during the construction of the couple's lake home in Michigan. The home, which apparently is estimated at 10,000 square feet -- and valued at $2 million -- represents a significant amount of conflict within the marriage. A costly home expansion began about a decade after the couple purchased the property in 1995. Spending quickly got out of control, with Moore eventually having to seize control of the family finances to put a stop to the hemorrhaging. It is estimated that the expansion cost five times the estimated amount.

Amid those accusations are other allegations about Glynn's potential use of a private investigator during the marriage. Further, Glynn is accused of reading Moore's personal e-mail and text messages, then downloading and printing them for her own use later. That apparently occurred between 2011 and 2013.

Celebrity divorces are often fraught with divorce legal issues -- especially when those celebrities started off "from the ground up," just like these two. High asset divorce can be more difficult without the presence of a prenuptial agreement or even a post-marital contract. Still, it is possible for couples to avoid the costly divorce trial phase through negotiations that lead to a settlement, which appears to be the case for Moore and Glynn.

Source: The Detroit News, "Divorce case exposes bickering between Michael Moore, wife" Francis X. Donnelly, Jul. 22, 2014

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