Any other celebrity couples getting divorced this week? The latest celebrity couple headed to divorce court are Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson. The ex-couple are reportedly living apart and have indicated that the split is amicable.
The couple was married in September of 2008 and have no children.
Usually, the holiday season for divorces is rather slow. Most people opt to wait until after the holidays to break up and divorce. For the sake of the children, couples want to wait until after the holiday season so as not to ruin the holidays for the kids. Luckily for these two, they don’t have kids. Otherwise, other issues such as child support and child custody and visitation will arise.
In any event, it will be interesting to see if either party will request the payment of spousal support from the other or if both will just waive their rights to receive same. Luckily, this is a short term marriage of just a little over 2 years. We have stated many times that for marriages that last over ten years, the court will retain jurisdiction over spousal support and there is a chance that the payor could owe the recipient lifetime spousal support. For marriages less than 10 years, the payor will owe the recipient spousal support for one-half of the length of the marriage. This issue came up many years ago in the Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman divorce.
For more information on filing for divorce, contact an Orange County divorce attorney for more information.