Madonna and her husband of ten years Guy Ritchie are to initiate the first stage of their divorce proceedings tomorrow in London, according to court papers. If all goes smoothly, the divorce could be final in six weeks.
Ritchie is not asking for any of Madonna's fortune, estimated at over $450 million, U.K. papers are reporting. Ritchie is worth about one-tenth of that.
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The couple will share custody of their two boys, Rocco, 8, and adopted David, 3, with the two splitting time between New York and London, say reports.
Madonna's daughter Lourdes from a previous relationship, will stay with her mother.
The quick settlement comes just over a month since the two publicly announced their split amidst rumors linking Madonna and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez.
The couple's lawyers, Helen Ward and Fiona Shackleton, are said to have worked tirelessly to gain an early settlement.