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.
Like marital dissolutions throughout the country, those in Texas can take an ugly turn when two spouses do not agree about certain issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support and the division and distribution of property, assets and debts. Each issue has its own problems, but one of the hardest to resolve can be the distribution of assets.
In Texas, the end of a marriage closes a few doors and opens a few more. One lifestyle usually ends, and another begins. Most people obviously end up thinking a lot about the emotional issues and the agreements and court orders regarding spousal support, child support, child custody and property division. Anyone going through divorce, though, should also think about updating one other significant financial plan -- the estate plan. To prevent property disputes after death, the newly divorced spouse should make sure to specify what happens to properties and assets when the person dies.
Divorce cases are often inherently convoluted and complex. Cases with allegations of adultery, child support or spousal support avoidance or any other financial adversities can become especially vicious. The attorneys at Gunnstaks Law Office have decades of experience dealing with these kinds of divorce proceedings. Their aim is to help estranged couples come to an amicable settlement that may best suit the needs of all parties involved.
Alimony or spousal support is defined as the amount of money paid by one estranged spouse to the other after divorce in order to establish financial equitability. Per the Internal Revenue Services, or the IRS, alimony is based on the principle of equitable income.