The process of divorce can take a long time if one spouse is dragging their feet. Another reason that divorces can take longer is when a couple can’t come to an agreement about issues prevalent to their particular case.
An example from the celebrity world, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore separated after 6 years of marriage and then it took over a year for Kutcher to file his divorce paperwork. Now Moore has filed her own papers in response three months after her spouse.
The two have tried to settle their dissolution outside of the courtroom but seemed to come to a stop. The two did not have children together so child support and child custody are not issues as they would be in some divorces. The crux of the disagreement is about the money which will be used as alimony.
A source close to the proceedings points to the earning power of Kutcher after the success of "Two and a Half Men". “Ashton made a lot of money after marrying Demi – a lot more than she made – but despite him becoming just as famous through her, he believes he doesn’t owe her that much.” Demi has made the alimony request to the court, but it will be up to the judge to decide what is fair based on each parties' finances. She also requested for Ashton to pay for her attorney fees.
High asset divorces are generally difficult to decide without the mediation of a third party. Working together might lead to a better result for both parties. If the other outcome is a long, drawn-out divorce, isn't it worth a try? Contact an experienced divorce attorney in Wheaton who has a background in collaborative law and can seek a good resolution to your divorce.
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