Friday, December 14, 2012

CP: Frist Divorce Finalized — Who Gets the $2.1M and the Mounted Buffalo Head?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM

He gets the vacation homes in Ft. Lauderdale and Nantucket. She gets Bowling Avenue (for the next five years). He gets the buffalo head. She gets $2.1 million and the bathroom door from the Nantucket home. Pierce Greenberg in The City Paper reports on emerging details from the finalized divorce of former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist and his wife Karyn:

Karyn filed for the divorce due to “irreconcilable differences” in November. Documents filed in Davidson County Circuit Court reveal that she will receive a $2.1 million lump sum of cash, along with a split of other assets.

The ex-senator will retain the couples’ vacation homes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Nantucket, Mass., while Karyn has the option of occupying the “marital residence” on Bowling Avenue for the next five years. Bill, however, must allow his ex-wife access to the Nantucket home for a quarter of the time over the summer months during the next five years. If he gets remarried, he’ll have to provide her comparable alternative housing at the beach.

The former couple will also split assets from the homes, with Bill gets the mounted buffalo head from the Nashville home, among other personal items from his time in the U.S. Senate. Karyn will receive art and furnishings from the homes — and even the bathroom door from the Nantucket home.

They will also divide up various stocks and investments, but financial details were not disclosed in the filing.

Karyn will also be forced to reapply for a “lady” membership to the Belle Meade Country Club but will receive a recommendation letter from Bill supporting her membership.

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