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 August 26, 2015 |

Divorce can affect anyone. From your next door neighbor to your mother, nearly everyone knows someone who either has gone through or is currently going through the marriage dissolution process. Not even celebrities are immune from the difficulties divorce can bring. However, it is important to note that, despite their wealth, publicity, and super star status, celebrities have to deal with many of the same divorce issues that everyday people do.

Actress Megan Fox, for example, recently filed for divorce from her actor husband, Brian Austin Green. Though the couple likely has significant assets, they must still determine which property is marital and which is not. Property division can be a contentious issue during divorce and, considering the emotions involved, it should be handled delicately. That is not to say, however, that one should not fight for what is rightfully his or hers. Therefore, it is often beneficial to have the assistance of a legal professional when assessing property. Megan Fox has already acquired this help.

One question that is yet to be answered is whether either spouse will be seeking spousal support. In high-asset divorces, this alimony can amount to a significant sum, so it is another issue that is often in dispute. But by assessing one’s situation, whether a prenuptial agreement was in place (which was not the case for Megan Fox and her husband), and what one wants out of a divorce settlement, a party to a divorce can decide how best to proceed.

Though Megan Fox and her husband will be dealing with financial issues on a grander scale than most, they still must deal with them in the same manner as couples that have far fewer assets. This means that anyone considering divorce might benefit from legal assistance and should seriously consider whether it can help them further pursue a favorable outcome.

Source: The Los Angeles Times, “It’s official: Megan Fox fires for divorce from Brian Austin Green,” Nadine Saad, Aug. 21, 2015

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