Indiana Divorces Mirror Those of Celebrities

Many everyday citizens think of celebrity and Hollywood divorces as very complex and probably more contested than a normal Indiana divorce.

But that’s not necessarily the case. While most divorcees aren’t trying to determine who will get the Beverly Hills mansion, who will get the $250,000 sports car and the driver service, many of the factors are still the same. No matter who is involved, emotions can run just as strong.
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Indiana divorce attorneys are trained to look into every aspect of a divorce case, from the finances, to possible after-divorce payments, to child custody and asset and debt division. This is a complex process, regardless of the income level of the spouses. Money also has nothing to do with how stressful and emotionally draining this process can be.

A lawyer is an important part of the process because spouses who are getting divorced often don’t want to have the added stress of not trusting who is representing them. Not that they should have a hands-off approach, but they must trust that the person they have hired is going to work for their best interests.

Two high-profile divorce cases show that every couple can have its problems and require legal representation in a divorce. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are in the middle of a divorce.

Records show that Vanessa Bryant is slated to receive about $18.8 million in property from her husband. It’s unclear, though, if a prenuptial agreement was in place. The Los Angeles Times is reporting there was not. Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce several months ago, citing “irreconcilable differences” in their marriage.

The newspaper is reporting that millions of dollars in property has already been transferred from Kobe Bryant trusts to his wife.

In another high-profile case, model Heidi Klum and singer Seal are reportedly splitting as well. The New York Daily News is reporting that although the couple announced a breakup but continued wearing their wedding bands, the split is indeed going to happen.

Several news reports stated that Seal was seen in an airport without his wedding band recently and Klum spent Valentine’s Day alone at a private Los Angeles club. The couple was married for seven years and have four children together. The children are ages 7, 6, 5 and 2.

The couple has decided to not have contact with each other despite saying publicly after the divorce that they still loved each other and would always be tied together.

This is a common hurdle that couples must face when divorcing, especially when they have children. These emotions can tug on divorcees and make the proceedings much more difficult.

An experienced Indiana divorce lawyer can limit the amount of stress by being organized, knowing the law, having years of experience and being prepared to handle all financial questions that a client may have. Being ready to do what’s in the best interests of the children and the spouse should be the top priorities, and clients should notice the attorney’s work quickly in the process.

Highland Divorce Attorney Burton A. Padove offers free and confidential appointments on family law matters throughout Northwest Indiana, including Munster, Lansing, Porter and Crown Point. Call 219-836-2200.

More Blog Entries:

Finances and an Indiana Divorce Go Hand-in-Hand, So Be Prepared: January 24, 2012
Additional Resources:

Kobe Bryant divorce: Couple divides assets despite kiss photo, by Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Seal, Heidi Klum still set to split, sources say couple is ‘moving forward with the divorce,’ by Joyce Chen, New York Daily News