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Star Las Vegas restaurateur picks up the check

Her grandfather made high-art films with Federico Fellini, as well as John Wayne’s last movie (“The Shootist”) and trash-culture classics such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Army of Darkness.” While Italian filmmaker Dino De Laurentiis has left this mortal coil, his granddaughter Giada De Laurentiis has only left her husband and marriage.

According to a recent report, De Laurentiis and fashion designer Todd Thompson are officially divorced now that the financial terms have been finalized. The division of property seems to favor the ex-husband who is set receive half of De Laurentiis’s upcoming cookbook advances, including $2.5 million to be paid for two culinary tomes from the Food Network star.

There was no word in the report we read about division of ownership of the Las Vegas restaurant, Giada, in the Cromwell.

However, Thompson is to receive $9,000 per month in child support, though the two parents will share custody of their one child.

He is also going to take ownership of their $3.2 million Pacific Palisades home. He is worth $15 million, according to the media report, while she is worth a bit more ($20 million).

Even though the separation last year and divorce this year have been publicly amicable, there is little doubt that disputes can still be difficult to resolve after a dozen years of marriage, as in this instance. That’s why it is so important to bring to the table an experienced negotiator; a Nevada family law attorney who understands your priorities and protects your interests in all dealings with the other party.

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