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Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith divorce

Some Oklahoma movie fans may have heard that actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith filed for divorce in mid-20145 On Dec. 4, 2015, that divorce became final.

Banderas agreed to support the couple's daughter through her 19th birthday and to pay for her higher education through 2021. He will also pay $780,000 a year in support to Griffith. However, if she remarries, that $65,000 per month will end.

Each will keep their earnings from individual projects between 1998 and 2003. According to published reports, a post-nuptial agreement is responsible for the fact that their earnings from 2004 to May 31, 2014, when Griffith filed for divorce, will be split between the two. Each got one Picasso, but Griffith kept six cars while Banderas kept two. Griffith will keep some furniture along with her clothing and jewelry. Banderas will keep his music equipment, some electronics and his motorcycles.

Even in a high-asset divorce, proceedings can remain relatively civil as happened in this case. However, there are many complexities that can arise. Real estate, businesses, collectibles, vehicles and investment accounts may be among the assets that need to be divided. If the couple can proceed with mediation, they might be more satisfied with the outcome, but this may not always be possible. In some cases, one spouse might be trying to conceal assets or might challenge a prenuptial agreement. A person also might run into difficulties if they lack a clear picture of the financial situation because their spouse was primarily responsible for finances. Couples may also need to come to an agreement regarding support and child custody. A person who is facing the end of a marriage may thus want to have the assistance of a family law attorney throughout the process.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Antonio Banderas will pay Melanie Griffith $65,000 a month; their divorce is final," Christie D'Zurilla, Dec. 8, 2015

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