Originally from Germany, Fuchs moved to the United States in the 1990s and married French journalist Collardeau-Fuchs in New York in 2012. The couple have two children.
Part of the dispute was how much maintenance Fuchs should pay his future ex-wife annually. While Collardeau-Fuchs asked for £1.2million, Fuchs felt £350,000 was fair. It was said that he didn't want to wrap his children in luxury, but rather teach them the "value of money".
Following the couple's split, Collardeau-Fuchs stayed at the family's six-storey west London home, which Fuchs says is worth £30million.
The couple's joint legal fees add up to £4.3million.