Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, and one of the Newport Beach properties (inset)
01/21/2012 AT 07:45 PM EST
The divorce between L.A. Lakers star
Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa has taken another step towards completion with the couple initiating a voluntarily distribution of their assets.
In property records obtained by the Los Angeles Times
, it is shown that the pair's three mansions have been transferred to Vanessa's sole ownership.
Located in tony Newport Beach, Calif., the homes are valued at a $18.8 million.
Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce in December 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences." Wed in 2001 and the parents of two daughters ages 8 and 5, the couple reportedly do not have a prenuptial agreement – and under California law Vanessa could eventually receive up to half of the NBA all-star's estimated $150 million fortune.
For now, the divorce is proceeding peacefully.
Said a representative of Kobe's in a prepared statement last December: "The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012."