Michael Moore to Divorce, Millions at Stake in Split

Michael Moore, the far-left filmmaker behind Capitalism: A Love Story, is getting divorced. Now, his high-powered legal team will have to figure out how to split the spoils of his capitalistic pursuits.

Moore filed for divorce from Glynn, his wife of 21 years on June 17, according to a complaint filed in a circuit court near their home on Torch Lake.

Moore portrays himself as the Everyman in his films, and he's constantly railing against the rich on behalf of the "99 percent." That didn't prevent him from hiring a legal team well equipped to protect his earnings.

Moore's attorneys are Joseph Aviv and Jason R. Abel of the Bloomfield Hills law firm of Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn.

The law firm's Web site describes Aviv as Michigan's leading attorney for high-end divorce work.

A quick bit of math reveals there's plenty at stake, financially speaking, with the split. Moore's past projects include both successful documentaries and best-selling books. The filmmaker previously sued The Weinstein Company, claiming the studio failed to pay him $2.7 million owed to him for making Fahrenheit 9/11. The suit was settled without a public revealing of the money involved.

The divorce is likely to involve millions of dollars, including the couple's Torch Lake home, which has a taxable value of $1.2 million, according to Antrim County property records.

Although Moore has at times denied having a net worth among the top 1 percent of the population in the United States, he has an estimated worth of $50 million, according to the Web site www.celebritynetworth.com.

NOTE: The Moore divorce was first reported at the blog Glistening, Quivering Underbelly.

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