On behalf of Cooper & Tanis, P.C. posted in divorce on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Celebrities sometimes deal with the same types of issues in their divorces as Colorado residents do. Learning about those issues can be illustrative of the types of things some people may want to think about in their own divorce matters.
Bethenny Frankl and Jason Hoppy divorced in 2013. While their divorce case was pending, they remained living together in their apartment in New York. Although some media outlets reported they did so because neither wanted to lose the apartment to the other one, experts point out that that is unlikely since the apartment was marital property and thus subject to eventual property division anyway.
When Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorced, they had to divide up intellectual property rights that they owned. This is an important consideration for business owners who also own intellectual property obtained during their marriages. Like other types of property, things like copyrights and trademarks may be divided in divorce cases. Finally, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck divorced last year. When they did, they waited to separate until a day after they had been married for 10 years. Reaching a 10-year anniversary is important when there is a lower-earning spouse who might want to draw Social Security spousal benefits instead of their own because the Social Security Administration mandates people must have been married for 10 years in order to be eligible.
Every person’s divorce case will be different from those of others. Each person’s divorce will have its own issues, different types of property, assets and debts to divide. People may decide to seek advice from a family law attorney who could possibly advise them about property division. They may then try to negotiate an agreement to help avoid a protracted legal battle.