Dick Wolf’s Divorce from His Third Wife and Details on His Previous Marriages
Law & Order creator Dick Wolf filed legal documents on December 3, 2018, for legal separation from his third wife, Noelle Lippman.
The news of the producer's separation from Lippman came after 12 years of the two tying the knot.
In the court document, Wolf stated there is a prenuptial agreement. His spouse filed for separation a day later, asking for spousal support.
Wolf and Lippman tied the knot on June 17, 2009. Since their separation, he has agreed to pay $100k a month as a settlement for his spouse.
Wolf reportedly makes anywhere between $10 million to $15 million a month. That makes the monthly payment of $100k equivalent to 1% of his income or less.
The couple's kids, daughter Zoe and son Rex, who were aged 8 and 11 at the time of the separation, primarily live with Lippman.
So far, there has been no news of Wolf and his spouse opting for divorce.
Divorce with Second Wife
Before getting together with Lippman, Wolf had been married twice. His divorce from his second wife, Christine Marburg, had similarly received a lot of attention.
The Law & Order creator took Marburg as his spouse on June 29, 1983. They share three kids — Olivia, Sarina, and Elliot.
When their divorce was completed in 2005, Marburg received $17.5 million in cash. She also received spousal support of as much as $2 million for eight years and the house they previously lived.
Marburg later took to the court to appeal that substantial financial information was withheld from her when she signed their divorce settlement.
She alleged Wolf's financial advisor had tricked her into signing the settlement without informing her of his $1 billion deal in the works with NBC Universal.
According to People, Marburg claimed that accounting statements showed the show was only worth $4 million and was actually losing money.
It was only when she read about it in the paper that she learned of the deal. She had already signed the settlement papers at the time.
She first took the case to court in 2004, trying to sue their business advisors and mediators for not acting in a truly "neutral" capacity.
Dick Wolf alongside the team of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (Source: Instagram)
The court examined the case but did not find any evidence of the mediator having any prior individual relationship with Wolf.
In contrast, it was found that Marburg had business dealings with the mediator following the mediation.
After years in court, Marburg eventually lost the appeal in 2019.
Dick Wolf and First Wife
Wolf married for the first time in 1970. He and his first wife, Susan Scranton, met at a Halloween party in New York. He was still working in advertising as a copywriter then.
Wolf tied the knot with Scranton on September 5, 1970. According to The New York Times, the marriage was planned to be held at Scranton's family home named Marworth.
Their marriage ended after 13 years on March 16, 1983. The pair did not welcome any kids together.