Hollywood director Jason Reitman recently filed legal papers in a Los Angeles court seeking a California divorce from his wife, Michele Lee according to the celebrity-watching magazine OK!. Reitman is the Oscar-nominated director of such movies as Juno and Up in the Air.
The court papers reportedly cite the reliably standard (and reliably vague) “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the Los Angeles divorce. According to Digital Spy, another celebrity-tracking publication, the couple have been married for just over seven years and have one child, a daughter. The early accounts of their Southern California divorce petition do not say how Reitman and Lee hope to resolve the issue of child custody, though if this break-up follows the pattern for celebrity divorces we should have some sense of that issue soon enough.
Neither do the publications offer any insight into either the size of the Reitmans’ marital estate or whether the couple have a Orange County or Los Angeles County prenuptial agreement in place. As I have noted in earlier entries, however, it is also important to remember that pre-nups are not necessarily ironclad documents. Courts are free to examine them, and in extreme cases, may even throw out a California prenuptial agreement if they believe the terms are grossly unfair to one party or the other.
Sorting out potentially complex legal issues such as these is a one of the key services an Orange County divorce and family law attorney can offer clients. Every divorce is different, so a careful examination of the complete range of issues affecting any particular split is a crucial first step in the legal process. An Orange County divorce lawyer’s first responsibility is to defend your interests while making the process as smooth as possible.
Digital Spy: Jason Reitman files for divorce from Michele Lee