Murdoch Divorce Takes Turn for the Messy
Lawyer switch may signal battle ahead
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2013 1:22 AM CDT
Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last year.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(Newser) – Looks like Rupert and Wendi Murdoch's road to Splitsville might be a bumpy one. The media tycoon's third wife has switched lawyers, ditching the one who handled the couple's 1999 prenup for William D. Zabel, who has helped other women win big settlements in their divorces from businessman husbands, the New York Times reports. Murdoch filed for divorce from the former Wendi Deng, who is 38 years his junior, a month ago. The couple have two postnuptial agreements in addition to the prenup but there is still plenty of room for disagreement over custody of the couple's two daughters and the division of assets, including Murdoch's 155-foot yacht Morning Glory, insiders say.

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savdavis
Aug 4, 2013 4:00 PM CDT
Cannot wait for FOX NEWS to put a triple spin on this one.
GeorgeKafantaris
Jul 31, 2013 5:30 AM CDT
Wendi's real advantage is that she has more time to fight Rupert. He does not. Which is why he should settle and put the divorce behind him. But he won't -- won't be him. If we have our faculties, we take our temperament with us to the grave.
apocalypso
Jul 30, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
hope they reconcile, these two creeps deserve each other.