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Jermaine Jackson's estranged wife requests to divide assets

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Jermaine Jackson's estranged wife requests to divide assets

Jermaine Jackson's estranged wife Halima Rashid is seeking half of their assets in their divorce.

The 61-year-old singer's spouse - who he married in 2004 - filed for divorce in June and has submitted a list of their assets to the court, including two portraits of Jermaine's late brother Michael Jackson, titled 'Abstract' and 'Sofa'.

TMZ reports she has not included the value of the paintings as she has yet to have them appraised but Halima has also listed their Ferrari and Jeep, worth approximately $133,000.

Speaking previously about their split, Halima said their lives would be better if they divorced.

She said: "With a great amount of sorrow and regret, I announce that I am filing for divorce from Jermaine Jackson.

"We have enjoyed many good times during our marriage of nearly 12 years, but we have reached a point where our lives would be better and more productive if we are not married. I respect and care for Jermaine and his legendary family, and feel blessed to have been a part of the Jacksons.

"At this time, I ask that our friends, family members and the media respect the difficulty of this decision and allow us privacy as we move on with our lives. Thank you very much."

Halima cited "irreconcilable differences" in her filing and listed November 28, 2015 as the date of separation, according to TMZ.

She has requested spousal support.

In November last year, Halima was arrested on a domestic violence charge amid claims she bit her husband's leg.

She was taken into police custody, charged with felony corporal injury and released on $50,000 bail.

However, the case was dropped because prosecutors couldn't determine who the aggressor in the fight was.

Following the incident, Jermaine insisted he still loved his wife and wanted to work things out.

He said: "It's obvious, I've been with Halima for 11 years, I still love her, things happen. She is still my wife."

Jermaine and Halima met in January 2004 at a Starbucks and were married eight months later.