Walking away from a marriage you’ve spent nearly 12 years committed to is a difficult thing to do – but award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon is doing it. On March 25, 2023, the 47-year-old Hollywood star and her husband, Jim Toth, shared a joint message via her Instagram page announcing their decision to divorce (1).
The message read, “It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness, and mutual respect for everything we have created together.”
The couple ended the message by noting that they are placing their son and their entire family as their “biggest priority” and would appreciate respect and privacy as they “navigate this next chapter.”
Who is Reese Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth?
Witherspoon is married to Jim Toth, a well-known talent agent. The two wed in Ojai in March 2011 and share one son. Toth reportedly worked at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in the motion picture talent department (2). He attended Loyola Marymount University.
Despite ending things just a day before celebrating their 12-year anniversary, a source told People the two “are the best of friends and this is such an amicable decision.” While it is not yet clear if Witherspoon or Toth has hired a divorce lawyer, it is customary for high-net-worth individuals to do so to ensure their assets are protected and/or split equally.
How much does it cost to hire a divorce lawyer in Alabama?
The cost of hiring a divorce lawyer in Alabama ranges. Certain factors like location, the complexity of your case, and an attorney’s experience all play a factor in determining how much you’ll need to pay for legal representation during your divorce.
With that considered, some people pay between $175-$300 per hour to hire an Alabama divorce lawyer near them. While some lawyers may charge an hourly rate, others might require their clients to pay a retainer fee, which is where they pull the money from to cover their fees, file court forms, etc. Think of a retainer fee as a bank account which your divorce lawyer can withdraw money from when needed.
If the cost of hiring a divorce attorney in Leeds, AL has you second guessing whether you should retail legal help, consider consulting with the AL divorce attorneys at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. If your divorce is uncontested, meaning both parties agree to the terms outlined in the divorce, you could pay much less for representation.
Because it is not advisable to file for divorce without the help of an experienced Leeds divorce lawyer, you can schedule a consultation at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. to find out more about the fees, benefits, and how the divorce process works in Alabama.
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