Lawyers join­ing the fray for Burgess set­tle­ment

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - CONFIDENTIAL -

THE dust may still be set­tling on his shock split from wife Phoebe but Sam Burgess is now ap­proach­ing the next phase of his high-pro­file le mar­riage col­lapse – the as­set divi­sion.

Friends close to the e Rab­bitohs star con­firm lawyers have been en­gaged by both par­ties in what is shap­ing to be a costly carve-up of the bustling Brit’s hefty for­tune which in­cludes the cou­ple’s $4 mil­lion man­sion (where Phoebe is cur­rently liv­ing) and a $1 mil­lion apart­ment in Lit­tle Cove where the Burgess ma­tri­arch Julie lives. In­ter­est­ingly, Phoebe and Sam (pic­tured) al­most snappe snapped up p an­other big p prop­erty buy re re­cently – a mas­sive $6 mil­lion pad in Dover Heights. How­ever de­spite in in­spect­ing the home th the cou­ple baulked at th the sale and pulled o out of mak­ing a deal. There is also Burgess’s whop­ping NRL earn­ings which amount to about a mil­lion bucks a sea­son – a deal he has sewn up with Souths un­til 2022.

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