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We will go through the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce from the perspective of a divorce attorney Atlanta, we will analyze the case and give you our ideas of how the case went and why certain decisions were made. We will go through why came to such a quick settlement when there were millions involved, and why Katie wanted to file for the divorce in New York instead of what was believed to be their residence in California.
Divorces among celebrities in the media have become more common in the United States today. Today we look at how high profile divorce case involving Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The case was originally filed by Katie Holmes in New York as she wanted to have the divorce proceedings handled in New York because her divorce attorney believed it would give her an upper hand in the ensuing custody battle for their daughter Suri.
As you can imagine with the financial assets of both of these mega Hollywood actors, there were a lot of family attorneys in going through an analyzing the case. They each had lawyers who were certified to handle matrimony law in California as well as New York not knowing for certain where the case was going to be heard.Although it was believed that the couple mostly lived in California, Ms. Holmes would have to prove they also maintained residence in New York which is an equitable division state. An equitable division state means that the judge decides based on the evidence how the marital assets should be divided. Ms. Holmes mostly wanted this for leverage as she was also financially well off.
Looking at the case, the case was finalized
within two weeks of the divorce being filed. Both parties didn’t want to
drag the case as all parties believed it was the best to resolve the
situation and come to an agreement. Once the divorce attorneys figured
out what was important to both clients and the issues involved, it was
just a matter of closing the gaps. Now many times in divorce cases
there’s a lot of spite and one party may want to harm the other person,
but in most cases it’s best not to litigate as the litigation can be
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