Divorce: Court papers show Bill, Melinda Gates have no prenup

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Court papers have revealed that American billionaire and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who announced their split on Monday after 27 years of marriage, have no prenuptial agreement.

The court papers also showed that the couple was separated before taking the divorce decision.

It, however, did not show the date of their separation.

According to the documents, Melinda Gates, 56, filed the divorce petition in which she described her marriage to Bill Gates, 64, as ‘irretrievably broken’.

In the divorce petition posted by TMZ.com, which was filed in Superior Court of Washington – King County on Monday, Melinda asked the judge to dissolve the marriage on the date stated in their separation contract.

The separation contract was, however, not included in the filing so that date is unclear.

In the absence of the prenuptial agreement, the only agreement pertaining to the divorce is the separation contract.

Melinda did not ask for any spousal support but requested a trial date in April 2022.

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