Dallas, TX- In Hollywood divorces, it is generally the man who pays spousal support. These days with more roles for women and actresses pulling in top dollar, men aren’t always the spouse who has to pay up when a marriage goes south.
Earlier this week, actress Megan Fox and former “Beverly Hills 90210” star Brian Austin-Green announced they would be going their separate ways. Word is the couple plans to divide their assets equally and will share custody of their two children. In the divorce documents the couple cited irreconcilable differences as their reason for divorce.
Megan is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s children.
The Daily Mail reports that Megan has hired celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, but even with an attorney of that caliber on her side, Megan may still be paying Austin-Green spousal support based on her income.
Not only does California have equitable distribution in divorce—Texas, too—but state laws also dictate that a lesser earning spouse’s standard of living be maintained for a set amount of time Austin-Green is he lesser earning spouse in this scenario and has barely worked since a car accident over a year ago, according to the Daily Mail.
There are a number of theories about their breakup floating on the internet. One sources told People that the couple clashed over her work schedule. There is a lot of demand for Megan, the source said and she is not able to spend as much time with Brian as he would like. In spite of their differences, the source said their divorce is amicable.
Another source told TMZ that the couple didn’t sign prenuptial agreement before they married in 2010; not a wise move when there is a lot of money at stake. A prenuptial should be as important as planning the wedding, especially for rich and famous. If you are in doubt about a prenuptial agreement, you can meet with a divorce lawyer in Texas to discuss the many benefits of these agreements.
There is a popular misconception that men are the only ones who have to pay alimony, spousal support or child support when a marriage falls apart. That simply isn’t true in 2015 and many divorced men get financial support from their former spouses. In a recent survey, the Matrimonial Attorneys of America found that 47 percent of their members, primarily divorce and family law attorneys, noticed and increase in the number of women paying alimony or spousal support to their ex-husbands.
Before making any assumptions about the support you are entitled to, USAttorneys recommends you speak to a divorce lawyer near you in Texas. They will listen to the details of your case and help you determine if you are eligible to receive support or will be paying support. Having an attorney on your side is the best way to assure, your interests are protected through the divorce process and you are satisfied with your child custody arrangements.