The couple was officially divorced last June, however, they were unable at the time to reach an agreement on dividing assets. Jessica and Nick earned a total of $36 million during their marriage. Since there was no prenup, under California’s community property laws, each should have walked away with $18 million. Sources told that Jessica offered Nick a scant $1.5 million, which he rejected.
Sources say under the terms of the settlement, Nick will get “significantly” more than $1.5, but far less than $18 million. Nick agreed to the settlement in order to avoid an ugly court battle.
According to legal papers, Simpson and Lachey each filed financial declarations but agreed never to disclose the financial assets of the other.