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"Today" show host prepares for high asset divorce

Texas residents may be aware that long time Today show host Matt Lauer is preparing to divorce. After 20 years of marriage, his wife, Annette Roque, filed for divorce after allegations surfaced surrounding her husband's sexual misconduct in the workplace. The couple previously encountered marital strife, with Roque filing for divorce in 2006 and withdrawing her petition not long after. A high asset divorce was rumored to be on the horizon as recently as 2014. It appears, however, that the recent allegations factored into Roque's decision to move forward with the end of the marriage.

Divorce -- breaking the news to one's partner

Conversations are important in all relationships. Unfortunately, not all of these conversations are easy to have ,and sometimes, one may even dread a specific conversation. One such an uncomfortable conversation may be the one in which one Texas partner needs to tell the other that he or she wants a divorce.

Why is a royal marriage after a divorce noteworthy?

Many Texas residents have an affinity for all things related to the British royal family. Their interest is likely focused on the marriage between Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle. The union is noteworthy not only because royal weddings are relatively rare but also due to the fact that Markle has been through a previous divorce. Not so long ago, she would never have been considered an appropriate partner to someone in line for the throne.

What happens to your retirement account in a divorce?

In some ways, success in your professional life can cause more issues when it comes time to divorce. The more assets you and your spouse accumulated during your marriage, the more decisions you will need to make about how to split them up. Couples rarely agree on how to divide major assets like pensions and retirement accounts. Barring a completely uncontested divorce or an ironclad prenuptial agreement, you may have to accept that you can't control the outcome of your divorce or the asset division process.

Putting high net worth divorce in perspective

When it comes to dividing assets at the end of a Texas marriage, everything is relative. No matter how much wealth a couple has amassed, it always feels significant when the time comes to divvy up those assets. To put things in perspective, this article takes a look at some of the most expensive high net worth divorce cases in recent history. 

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