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Silicon Valley couple to divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2017 | Divorce

Sometimes people just do not get along. That goes for acquaintances, coworkers, and even two people who have been married for a number of years. Many Ohio residents who have gone through a divorce have seen first-hand that no amount of trying can make the marriage work. A power couple in the world of business have filed for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

Silicon Valley residents Mark Pincus and his wife, Alison, filed their divorce papers several weeks ago, but they have just recently separated. Their marriage lasted nine years, and together they had three children: a boy and twins girls. While Mark made a hefty sum with his early investments in Twitter and Facebook, the bulk of his $1.28 billion fortune was made with his creation of Zynga. Alison made $30 million last year when the company she co-founded, One Kings Lane, was bought by Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Although they had a prenup going into the marriage, Alison will challenge the terms, as she feels the majority of his fortune was made while they were married. The two parents plan to share joint custody of their children, but there has been no mention of child or spousal support figures. Mark has been described by others as having a difficult personality and being very driven.

Even between two people who no longer get along, a divorce can be emotionally draining. It can be easy to lose focus even in everyday activities. During such a complicated time, knowing an Ohio attorney will oversee the legal phase of the divorce procedure often brings a measure of comfort.

Source: Emily Smith, “Billion-dollar divorce: Silicon Valley power couple Mark Pincus, Alison Gelb Pincus split“, Emily Smith, March 30, 2017

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