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Amy Winehouse protects fortune
Updated: 2008-11-11 08:54

Amy Winehouse protects fortune

Amy Winehouse has reportedly called in lawyers to protect her fortune from husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

The 'Rehab' singer's father Mitch is believed to have had a secret meeting with legal experts to find a way to keep her estimated £10 million fortune safe if she decides to divorce Blake, who was released from prison last week.

A source close to the singer said discussions were "productive", adding: "There was panic in her team that Blake could get access to Amy's money.

"This cannot be allowed to happen. Mitch is leading the way but Amy is fully aware of what is happening."

Blake is currently at the Life Works Community rehab centre in Surrey, where is being treated for drug addiction under the terms of his early release for grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice.

He has not seen his wife since he was released from prison, sparking speculation their year-long marriage is on the rocks.

Amy was quoted this weekend as saying: "I don't know if I want to be with him. Everything has changed. I'm trying to move on and I can't take the pain any more. I'm still thinking about whether to see him."

A source close to the singer added: "Things are really bad between her and Blake. She doesn't know any more if he is 'the one'. It's really sad but this could be the end."

The 25-year-old star has refused to pay for her husband's £30,000 rehab stay after deciding Blake needs to take responsibility for cleaning up his own life.