Have you heard about the pending high-profile divorce between celebrities Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? So far, their case has been full of high-conflict issues, including requests for alimony and accusations of domestic abuse. While every marriage – and every dissolution of marriage – is unique in its own way, their public battle sheds light on some of the concerns that entertainers and other high profile individuals may face when going through a divorce.
Massive spousal support request withdrawn
In May, a temporary restraining order against Depp was granted. This came around the same time that Heard filed for divorce, claiming the actor was physically and mentally abusive to her throughout their 15-month marriage. After the claims went public, Heard started to receive negative media attention regarding her request for $50,000 a month in alimony. Claiming that her alimony request was taking attention away from her alleged issue of abuse, she has since decided to withdraw her plea for spousal maintenance.
What will happen in the divorce of Depp and Heard is anyone’s guess. However, the case does show just how high-stakes a complicated divorce can be.
How are high-profile cases different?
With high-profile divorce cases, it is important to understand the people involved. Often, these are highly skilled and ambitious entertainers who are experienced in the art of “putting on a show”. It is also common for both to be in the limelight and both to be rather competitive. This can quickly spiral out of control when they start competing against each other in the courtroom.
At GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE, we represent celebrities and other high-profile individuals during their divorces. We understand how much you have on the line – including wealth, future job prospects, and reputation. We pride ourselves on our ability to handle high-conflict divorce cases successfully, including those involving valuable assets, child custody and claims of domestic violence, substance abuse, addiction and cheating.