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High asset divorce of Herjavec revisited after revealing letter

People in Kentucky may be aware that, since the turn of the eighteenth century, it has been said that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Any spouse in a high asset divorce who tries to hide his or her riches may do well to remember that phrase. The 55-year-old reality TV star, Robert Herjavec, of Shark Tank fame, who got divorced in March 2015, might be called back to court on allegations that he misrepresented his company's worth at that time.

Herjavec has since married Kym Johnson, a former pro-dancer on Dancing with the Stars -- another reality TV show. However, Daniella Vasinova, who was his alleged mistress at the time of his divorce, has now written his former wife, Diane Plese, a letter in which she reveals that Herjavec -- who was said to be worth approximately $200 million -- allegedly bragged about preventing his ex-wife from getting half his assets. She claims that he told her that he had arranged for his $100,000,000 business to be valued at about half of its actual value.

In the letter, the ex-mistress apparently told the ex-wife that Herjavec appeared smug about this deceit. Although Herjavec denies the allegations, an affidavit reveals that Vasinova will take the stand to testify against her former lover when the case goes back to court. The divorced spouses were each to receive an equal share of their assets, and Diane Plese now believes she is entitled to more than the $167,000 child and spousal support she currently receives.

Any spouse in Kentucky who believes he or she is being done in by the other spouse has the right to dig into that person's affairs to reveal all of his or her assets. This is regardless of whether this is done during the time leading up to the divorce or after the fact, as in the case of Herjavec and Plese. However, such an investigation can be complicated and might be best navigated by an attorney who is familiar with the intricacies of a high asset divorce.

Source: lifeandstylemag.com, "Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec's Mistress to Testify in Court for Wife!", Oct. 19, 2017

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