It seems as if Hollywood couples are constantly plagued by divorce rumors, and many times, these rumors turn out to be true. Why are people in Ohio so interested in the marital status of celebrities? One reason may be the fact that a high asset divorce can lead to a court battle over alimony, child support, and division of property.
Couples who live in the limelight seem to have a more difficult time making their marriages work than other people. One celebrity watcher says high profile couples face marital difficulties that the average couple does not have to deal with. For example, many famous couples have to spend a great deal of time apart for work. When hard times do arise, they may not be equipped to deal with such struggles because they are accustomed to living a charmed and easy life, according to a psychotherapist and author.
One couple who is currently inundated with divorce rumors is Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The two are reportedly separating, although they have not filed for divorce. Some people suspect that their marriage has been strained due to Douglas’s battle with throat cancer and Zeta-Jones’ bipolar disorder.
If this couple decides to end their marriage, it is clear that it will be a high asset divorce. The asset division could be complicated because they have been together for 13 years and they are both high profile celebrities. For more information on how to divide marital property during a divorce, you may want to contact an attorney.
Source: USA Today, “Douglas and Zeta-Jones: What went wrong?” Maria Puente, Andrea Mandell, and Olivia Barker, Aug. 28, 2013