Madonna and Guy Granted Preliminary Divorce
Posted on Fri Nov 21, 2008 07:52 AM PDT

Madonna MadonnaDivorc200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California - Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been granted a preliminary divorce decree by a London court.

Madonna petitioned for the divorce, citing "unreasonable behavior" as the reason for the split.

Neither were in court for the brief session listed on court records as "Ciccone M L v Ritchie G S." The divorce can become final after six weeks and one day.

Various British media have reported unconfirmed stories that the couple had reached a settlement that would allow Madonna keep the majority of her estimated $445 million fortune and share custody with Ritchie of their two children: Rocco, 8, and David Banda, 3, who was adopted from Malawi in 2006.

Madonna and Ritchie announced last month they were divorcing. They own homes in London, Los Angeles and New York, and a 1,200-acre estate in the English countryside.