Snoop Dogg May Lose Half In Divorce - Snoop DoggHip Hop’s Dogfather, Snoop Dogg, has filed for a divorce from his wife of seven years and may have to give up half according to California’s 50/50 laws.

Calvin Broadus a.k.a. “Snoop Dogg”, filed divorce paperwork with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (5/21) citing “irreconcilable differences” with his wife, Shante.

The couple has been married since 1997 and have three children: Corde age 9, Cordell age 7, and Cori age 4.

According to his lawyer, Robert Nachshin, the Dogfather is seeking joint custody of the children.

Nachshin told the Associated Press, “Mr. Broadus hopes the divorce can be as amicable as possible.”

However, with California being a common property state, things could get ugly for Snoop.

California law stipulates anything purchased by marital assets is community property.

“Community property is split 50/50 except if there is a prenuptial agreement, property acquired prior to marriage, a gift or inheritance,” explains attorney Janet Thompson of and the law firm of Sherman, Williams, Lober & Thompson.

This means Snoop may be handing over a large chunk of his estate and earnings to his soon-to-be ex.

Included into the equation are revenues from everything he has done since the marriage in 1997.

There is also child support arrangements that will have to be worked out based upon California’s “formula” for time shared and respective earnings.