When a couple cannot make a marriage work, divorce is sometimes the best option. Couples often realize they have irreconcilable differences, especially when infidelity is involved. These problems can be exacerbated in high-asset divorce cases.
Arizona readers who have been following the separation of "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher from actress Demi Moore may be interested to learn that Kutcher is now pursuing divorce proceedings. After a one-year separation, the popular sitcom star filed paperwork on Dec. 21 to end the six-year marriage. Some have speculated that the breakup was caused by Kutcher's alleged affair with another actress.
According to gossip website TMZ.com, Kutcher had postponed filing in the hope that Moore would file first. Sources allege that he grew tired of the wait and filed the documents in Los Angles himself. It is unknown whether Moore will seek spousal support from Kutcher.
Kutcher and Moore do not have children together, although media reports suggest that Kutcher remains close with Moore's children with actor Bruce Willis.
Because Kutcher and Moore each have had very successful acting careers, complex asset division can be expected, especially if there is no prenuptial agreement in place. Disputes over real estate and other marital property may pose a number of problems that will need to be sorted out by the courts. Anyone who is facing a high-asset divorce should seek to understand the process and their legal options in order to achieve a satisfactory resolution.
Source: Azcentral.com, "Ashton Kutcher files for divorce from Demi Moore," Dec. 21, 2012