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Jean-Claude Van Damme to divorce first wife for second time

Most Americans throughout the country, including those living in the St. Charles, Missouri, area, know Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hollywood martial arts actor from the 80's and 90's. He starred in films such as Bloodsport, Universal Soldier, Street Fighter and Sudden Death. Through the decades, he established an almost B-star cult following. Unfortunately, his skills in beating up the bad guys has not translated into effective marital skills. It was announced last week that his second marriage with his first wife, Gladys Van Varenberg, is about to end.

Gladys is filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 years of marriage. For Van Damme, this will be his fifth divorce, and the second from Gladys. The couple has two children, both adults.

With a net worth of approximately $30 million, it is important for Van Damme to understand the laws during the high net-worth divorce. Since they do not have any minor children, they will not have to worry about child support or child custody. But, factors such as property division and alimony may come into play, if no prenuptial or postnuptial agreement were signed prior to the divorce.

If you are involved in a high asset divorce, it is important to understand your rights and protect your assets. Failure to do so may result in an unfair or undesired outcome. In such situations, it may be wise to consult with a legal professional to help guide you along the way and help you protect your assets and obtain the outcome you deserve.

Source: TMZ, "Jean-Claude Van Damme Divorce Expendables 5 The Wife Strikes Back," March 20, 2015

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