Judge praises Vanessa and Donald Trump Jr.’s handling of divorce



Donald Trump Jr. and estranged wife VanessaAP


There will be no messy, drawn-out divorce battle between Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump — the estranged couple plans to have details of their split wrapped up in the coming weeks, it emerged in court Thursday.

The Trumps appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court for the first — and possibly last — hearing in their divorce proceeding, which was overseen by more than a dozen court security and Secret Service agents.

Judge Michael Katz praised the two, who were married for 12 years, for hammering out custody agreements over their five kids ahead of time and working on resolving financial issues.

“I very much would like to commend both of you for working out whatever differences you may have had regarding those issues and committing to co-parenting with each other,” Katz said. “You have prioritized your children and taken steps to shield them from what could have been an invasive litigation process. Not everyone is able to do that.”

Vanessa filed for divorce from the president’s eldest son in March.

The jurist said a final parenting agreement could come within the next month and Trump Jr.’s lawyer Norman Heller expected the “whole matter” to be resolved in the “next several weeks.”

“We have between us resolved most of the financial issues,” Heller said.

Heller and Vanessa’s lawyers, David Feureisen and Patricia Hennessey, handed up folders containing statements of each of their net worths — hers about a half-inch thick and his a third of an inch thick.

The pair also entered into a confidentiality agreement over their divorce.

The judge set the next court date for Nov. 16, but the Trumps won’t have to appear if everything is settled ahead of time.

After the roughly 20-minute hearing, the former couple — who walked into court together after arriving in separate SUVs — left via different exits.