Orange County, CA- The past two weeks haven’t been very good for A-lister Johnny Depp. First, the 57-year-old actor lost his mother who died on May 20th. Now, he will be adding divorce to his troubles.
TMZ was the first to announce that actress Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp on May 25th in a Los Angeles court. The 30-year-old cited “irreconcilable differences” as her reason for ending her 15-month marriage.
Depp and Heard first met in 2011 on the set of the “Rum Diaries,” but didn’t marry until February of 2015. Depp’s relationship with Heard began shortly after his breakup with Vanessa Paradis, who he spent 14 years with but never married. (He also had two children with Depp.)
There have been rumors of the divide between Depp and Heard for months, so the divorce filing didn’t come as a big surprise. The timing, however, is horrible, simply adding to the heartbreak Depp must be feeling after losing his mother.Spousal support isn’t always divisive, but if it is a divorce lawyer can help a couple work things out for the good of their child or children.
This will be Depp’s second divorce, but it will be different this time around since his first divorce occurred before he was a megastar. In 1983, he married make-up artist Lori Anne Allison, but their marriage only lasted for two years.
Depp and Heard didn’t have a prenuptial, so they will have to settle their issues through negotiations and they could get ugly. That’s because TMZ says that Heard is seeking spousal support, but Depp is refusing to pay, according to People.
So, does Heard deserve spousal support? Depp must not think so, and he’s enlisted one of the best divorce attorneys in Hollywood, Laura Wasser, to help with the challenge.
California is an equitable division state, so that means when a couple gets a divorce, their assets, debts, and property should be divided equitably between each spouse. But it should be noted that equitable division doesn’t mean everything is split 50/50. Instead, several factors such as the length of the marriage, the value of a couple’s property and each spouse’s income among other things are taken into consideration in divorce negotiations.
A lesser earning spouse is allowed to seek spousal support to maintain the standard of living they became accustomed to during their marriage. But obtaining this compensation requires they have a president. A spouse unable to work because their time and energy were devoted to their spouse, home and children may be eligible for spousal support.Whether or not you receive spousal support depends on several factors including length of the marriage and the incomes of each spouse.
Considering the short duration of Depp and Heard’s marriage, she might face challenges getting spousal support, but it’s not impossible with expert legal counsel. If you believe you deserve spousal support, you need to enlist a divorce lawyer in California to argue your case and secure a suitable settlement.
If you live in Orange County, USAttorneys can get you in touch with a local attorney to assist you with all aspects of your divorce. Set up a consultation today and discuss the details of your divorce.