Washington State residents must have heard the recent news of two high-profile celebrity divorces. Both divorces are slated to happen within the same family, the Kardashians. According to reports, Bruce and Kris Jenner have decided to get divorced after a year of living separately. Along with the parents, their daughter Khloe Kardashian may also file for divorce from husband Lamar Odom very soon.
According to sources, the parents' divorce is amicable and is based on mutual consent, whereas, the Odom-Kardashian split involves allegations of infidelity and drug abuse. Despite this, the legal fighting is expected to be much worse for the Jenners as issues related to property division are likely to crop up throughout the course of the proceedings
Khloe's net worth is protected by a prenuptial agreement that includes a cheating clause under which, if Odom cheats on her, he will be liable to pay her $500,000 for each year of their marriage. However, no prenuptial agreement is in place for Kris Jenner and this might make her divorce challenging.
The division of assets is essentially the most complicated aspect of any divorce proceeding. In the Jenners' case, no legal document exists that gives details of the Jenner's $125 million worth of assets, or their division upon divorce. Deciding how much of the total assets were earned by Kris through her TV contracts and how much by Bruce through his endorsement deals may be quite complicated and may heat up the divorce proceedings.
To avoid such a situation, couples seeking divorce may wish to seek some proactive and mutually agreeable solutions in order to avoid unnecessary quarrels and disputes over contentious issues. Filing for divorce is a big decision and can be emotionally and financially stressful for the couple. Professional advice may be helpful in reducing the stress of the spouses and taking care of the legal complexities involved in the tedious process.
Source: iVillage, "Kris Jenner's Divorce Might Get Ugly, But She Ensured Daughter Khloe Kardashian's Split Will Be Easy," Jennifer Graham Kizer, Oct. 9, 2013