Silvio Berlusconi, the 77-year-old three time Italian Prime Minister, just finalized his divorce from Veronica Lario, a showgirl he married nearly 25 years ago.
The billionaire and political maven will pay an enormous alimony — $50 million a year (nearly $140,000 a day!) to his ex-wife, who asked for the divorce back in 2009. Berlusconi, meanwhile, is getting ready to get married again to a 28-year-old dancer, Francesca Pasquale. He owns a TV/media company, MediaSet — one of the biggest media companies in all of Europe.
Berlusconi also faces a variety of political and legal challenges, including three separate trials for civil and criminal matters. He’s on a year of house arrest, per a conviction on charges of false accounting and tax fraud. He lost his Senate seat, and he faces a several year ban on involvement in politics.
Obviously, Berlusconi’s divorce is highly unusual. An alimony payment of $138,000 a day is highly uncommon! And most people who get divorced do not have the experience of leading a country or owning a giant media conglomerate.
That said, on another level, his story is a typical human divorce story. Berlusconi faces multiple challenges on multiple fronts at the same time. This often happens. People who get divorced must often deal with crises on the domestic front as well as business crises, health crises, other relationship crises, etc. For help understanding how to address your different issues dynamically and strategically, call the Toussaint Law Firm, PC to schedule a free consultation.