Southern California Divorce Filing for Heidi Montag

Both the LA Times and a host of celebrity publications are reporting that Heidi Montag has filed for a Los Angeles Divorce from husband Spencer Pratt. The reality TV star, who recently made headlines for announcing earlier this year that she had undergone a head-spinning number of cosmetic surgery procedures in a single day, at the age of 23, initially went to Southern California family law court seeking a legal separation from Pratt two months ago. Media reports say she amended that filing to request a California divorce at the end of last month.

According to People magazine, “the public and Montag’s own former co-stars from The Hills initially expressed doubts about whether the split was legitimate or another publicity stunt.” A consensus appears to have formed, however, that the divorce filing is, indeed, real.

A cynic might note that Montag and Pratt appear to deserve each other (“We love each other, but I’m a fame whore and I’ll never grow out of it,” Pratt told People), but their California divorce can also be seen as a cautionary tale for those of us who live far from Hollywood’s lights. The lesson: plan ahead… and if you fail to do that, be prepared for a potentially difficult time in court.

A whirlwind relationship involving a couple with substantial assets can lead to an exceedingly complex Los Angeles or Orange County divorce. Particularly if no prenuptial agreement is in place, the assistance of a skilled Orange County divorce lawyer is essential if you hope to untangle your affairs from your ex’s in a just and equitable manner.

California law gives divorcing spouses certain rights. The best way to protect these is to have an Orange County Legal Separation and Divorce attorney working for you. An experienced attorney can offer invaluable advice on the best strategies to ensure you get everything to which you are entitled as your marriage or partnership moves toward dissolution.

Los Angeles Times: Heidi Montag files for divorce from’Hills’ husband Spencer Pratt

People Magazine: Heidi Montag files for divorce from Spencer Pratt