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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard divorce contentious to start

Divorce can happen to anyone at any time. Regardless of the situation underlying a dissolving marriage, everyone who finds him or herself a party to divorce can face challenging emotional and financial problems. This is true for both everyday Louisianans and celebrities. Though celebrity divorces get more coverage, the lessons learned from their stories can prove beneficial to those who are not celebrities.

For example, let us look at the ongoing divorce between movie actor Johnny Depp and his actress wife, Amber Heard. According to reports, Heard recently filed for divorce from Depp, claiming that she was a victim of domestic violence. Additionally, she seeks to recoup alimony from Depp which, if granted, could be a significant sum. The domestic violence allegations could also play into the spousal support issue.

Many divorce experts believe that this case will primarily play out behind closed doors, especially when it comes to settling financial matters. Doing so can prevent one's personal issues from being aired in public, and it can also allow the couple, who intimately know each other and their financial situation, to reach a resolution that is fair.

It is important that Louisianans who are going through divorce make themselves fully prepared for the road ahead of them. These individuals need to have a comprehensive understanding of their financial situation including the value of all marital assets. To develop a divorce strategy that is right for one's particular situation, it can be beneficial to seek assistance from an experienced family law attorney.

Source: USA Today, "What's next in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard divorce?" Mike Puente, June 1, 2016

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