- by Mary Stearns-Montgomery
- in Divorce
It seems many A-list celebrities and reality TV personalities cannot keep the knot tied and suddenly call it quits, leaving the public to wonder whether or not there's a happily ever after for any Hollywood stars.
Who could forget Britney Spears and Jason Alexander's famous 55-hour marriage in Las Vegas or the shocking split between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Atlanta's own Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart and more recently, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin?
Celebrity Divorce Facts and Figures
The repercussions of celebrity divorces are incredible. Settlements for a celebrity divorce can cost millions of dollars in addition to the division of assets including:
- Jewelry and;
- Vacation homes.
Some of the most expensive celebrity divorce settlements include:
- Lionel and Diane Richie with an estimated settlement of $20 million
- Michael and Diandra Douglas with an estimated settlement of $45 million
- Paul McCartney and Heather Mills with an estimated settlement of $49 million
- Michael and Juanita Jordan with an estimated settlement of $168 million
Many people view celebrity divorces as completely different from an average divorce. The biggest difference is that during this difficult time, the media works hard to air out celebrities' dirty laundry for the world to see.
Celebrities Are Just Like Us
Lack of communication and trust are two major reasons celebrities file for divorce. These two issues spell out a marriage doomed for failure. From a celebrity's perspective, media can easily be held accountable for divorce. If a spouse is gullible and believes everything he or she reads in the tabloids and on social media, they may be influenced to contemplate divorce. For 10 reasons why marriages end in divorce, click here to read an earlier blog.
If gossip, public media, and social media are affecting a current or looming divorce, be sure to openly communicate this information to your divorce attorney immediately. Your divorce attorney may use this information to support your legal case and this could possible affect the outcome of your divorce.
Contact the Divorce & Family Law Attorneys at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor Today
If you need help understanding the Georgia divorce process, your legal options, and the possible outcomes of your divorce, the Atlanta divorce attorneys at Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor are ready to help you. We will use the right mix of compassion and candor to help you set realistic expectations and achieve your personal and family goals.
With four convenient offices located in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Marietta, we have been proudly serving the Atlanta metropolitan area since 1988.
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