Minnesota residents who are going through a divorce may be aware that actor Johnny Depp’s divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized on Jan. 13. During the divorce, Heard has accused Depp of domestic violence while Depp had accused her of financial blackmail.
After being married to Depp for only 15 months, Heard petitioned for divorce in May 2016. She then obtained a restraining order against Depp, claiming that there had been incidents of domestic violence throughout their marriage. She ultimately filed after claiming that he had hit her in the face with a cell phone before attacking objects in their home. Depp’s attorney denied the allegations and claimed that Heard was attempting to obtain a premature financial settlement.
When it comes to the settlement, Heard stated that she would split the $7 million settlement between the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union. She will also maintain the custody of her two dogs. Depp will retain possession of his numerous properties and fleet of vehicles and vessels.
In a contested divorce, reaching an agreement when it comes to splitting marital assets can be difficult. One person may attempt to hide marital assets or prevent a settlement from being reached in a timely manner. An attorney may assist with valuating all of the marital property and search for additional assets. If hidden assets are found, a lawyer may help a person seek more out of his or her divorce settlement. If the two individuals can get along, the attorney may help with the mediation process, which prevents both individuals from having to go in front of a judge. This gives them more control over what happens to their marital assets.