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Melinda Gates Calls Marriage to Bill ‘Irretrievably Broken,’ Declines Spousal Support Despite No Prenup

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Melinda Gates officially filed for divorce from Bill Gates late Monday afternoon.

According to Melinda’s petition for divorce filed in King County, Washington, and obtained by PEOPLE, the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement, but will instead divide their assets according to a separation agreement.

Melinda said in the petition that “spousal support is not needed.”

The document also states that the marriage between Bill, 65, and Melinda, 56, is “irretrievably broken.”

It is not clear when Bill and Melinda separated.

We ask the court to dissolve our marriage and find that our marital community ended on the date stated in our separation contract,” she said in the petition for divorce.

The pair are scheduled to appear in court in April 2022. Their Alternative Dispute Resolution date is set for March 2022. Their case will be reviewed in September.

Melinda also filed an automatic temporary order setting financial restraints on Monday, which restricts her and Bill’s ability to dispose of property or make changes to insurance policies, except as agreed in writing or as ordered by the court.

Moving forward, they will each be responsible for their own future incurred debts, except as agreed in writing. They’ll both have access to all tax, financial, legal, and household records