Another Hollywood couple is calling it quits in the marriage department. Ethan Embry, most famous for his roles in the teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait and Showtime’s Brotherhood and his wife, actress, Sunny Mabrey, are divorcing.
Mabrey filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court, E! News confirms. The couple were married for about 7 years. They married on July 17, 2005. They do not have any children together.
This is Embry’s second marriage. He has one child, Cogeian Sky Embry, with his first wife Amelinda Smith.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, the only issues that will have to be worked out are spousal support and property division. Since this was a marriage of short duration, the recipient of spousal support will only be entitled to receive spousal support for one-half of the length of the marriage.
How Does Spousal Support Work?
Spousal support, also known as alimony or spousal maintenance, is determined on a case-by-case basis during a divorce. There are two types of alimony: temporary and permanent. Permanent spousal support is usually available when the divorcing couple has been married for more than 10 years and is dictated by California Family Code section 4320. Temporary spousal support is typically calculated through the California Dissomaster program. Additionally, in most circumstances, a court will retain jurisdiction over spousal support if you have been married for more than 10 years. Indeed, pursuant to Family Code section 4336(a), it provides that when a marriage has been of long duration, the court retains jurisdiction indefinitely unless the parties agree to the contrary in writing or the court terminates support.
For more information on spousal support or filing for divorce, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.