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celebrities divorce, it seems that our media crazed society feels that it has
the need to know all the details.
Celebrities and their professional assistants, such as lawyers, have to
work particularly hard to provide the celebrity, the spouse and their children
the privacy to work through their marital problems.
spouse, it may be enticing to get revenge by exploiting the celebrity’s status
and try to win supporters for the spouse’s position. However, the reason for the celebrity’s
success and the family’s financial strength is the following and respect that celebrity
has. Any news that undermines the
celebrity can negatively impact that person’s success and future financial
security. It is in the spouse’s best
interest to keep the divorce matters private for the spouse and the children’s
future financial security.
privacy achieved? The best way is to
keep the decision-making in the case out of the court. Divorce courts are open forums, meaning that
anyone can sit in a court room and observe the proceedings. When a couple asks a judge to make decisions
for their family, that event is available for reporting.
can such decisions be made? The best
place is the privacy of counsel’s conference room. Using such sophisticated alternative dispute
resolutions tools as mediation or collaborative practice, husband and wife,
working with their respective advisors and attorneys can work through all the
issues that impact their family.
celebrities have complex scheduling issues that will make scheduling parenting
time difficult. For example, the
executive may have to travel frequently. The university professor may have a heavy
consulting schedule. The professional coach or athlete may spend weeks away from
home. In order to work out schedules
that meet the needs of the children and the celebrity parent, the collaborative
team should include a psychologist who can help the parents.
celebrities, such as professional coaches or athletes, may enjoy tremendous
financial success that is time limited.
This makes calculating child and spousal support more challenging.
Due to their financial
success, celebrities need help from experienced counsel to value and separate
their assets and debts. A team
consisting of appraisers, valuation experts and accountants can help the couple
reach a property settlement that meets both their needs..
mediation and/or collaborative practice, husband, wife and their advisors can
reach solutions that are carefully tailored to their family’s needs. Since the only people who are present during
mediation or collaborative session have a confidential relationship to husband
and wife, the celebrity’s family problems and solutions remain private.
and collaborative practice also allows them to build a resolution system for
future problems, such as the changing needs of their children or an
interruption of someone’s career.
the heightened interest in celebrity divorces, it is important for celebrities
and their advisors to be aware that comprehensive, professional, private
services are available.