Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, well-known celebrity actors, shockingly announced recently that they are ending their two-and-a-half-year marriage. The superstar couple have spent the last seven years together. Aniston’s publicist stated that they decided to go their separate ways at the end of last year, but fully intend on continuing their friendship.
Aniston and Theroux lived a bi-coastal lifestyle, with her residing in California and him residing and working in New York much of the time. In the beginning, Aniston stated that she found it appealing to pick-up and move somewhere else every three months. Tabloids have speculated over the past few months that while Aniston ultimately chose to spend most of her time in Bel-Air, Theroux lived what would appear to be a single lifestyle in New York City. These speculations were the reason the couple decided to make a public announcement in an attempt to clear the air.
This type of lifestyle being the case, there will likely be many high value assets and complex matters to discuss. The couple purchased a Bel-Air mansion together in 2011 reported to be worth approximately $21 million.
Divorces involving high-profile couples require skilled attorneys who are professionals at maintaining confidentiality. Further, both parties should retain an attorney familiar with complex and high-value assets. In divorces of this magnitude, there is almost always a prenuptial agreement in place. However, it is still of utmost importance that the parties consult with an attorney to ensure that all terms of the agreement are accurately carried out.
Source: People.com, “Everything we know about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Therouxs’s divorce,” Mike Miller and Jodi Guglielmi, Feb. 16, 2018