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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas split after 20 years

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2015 | Firm News

Texas movie fans may know that Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas officially ended their 20-year marriage in July 2015. The details of the divorce were revealed by many sources in December 2015. The couple first announced that they would be splitting in June 2014, and they had one daughter together. Although they were first married in 1996, they subsequently entered into a post-nuptial agreement that took effect in 2004. Reports indicate that the split was mutual and that the couple is on good terms.

According to divorce documents, Banderas will pay his former wife $65,000 a month in spousal support. Furthermore, the couple will split profits from movies that each of them made between 2004 and 2014. However, Banderas will keep future profits from movies such as “The Mask of Zorro”, “Spy Kids” and “Desperado”. The two will also split portions of their art collection, and they also sold a mansion in L.A. and split the proceeds.

During the divorce process, there are many issues that may need to settled before it can become official. For instance, the couple may need to agree on how to split property or whether or not spousal support will be given to one party. While these issues can be settled through negotiations or litigation, a prenuptial agreement may also guide how property is divided without the need for a long and emotional court battle.

person who is facing the end of a marriage may benefit from talking to an attorney who has experience in family law matters. In cases where there is no valid prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, legal counsel can assist in negotiating a settlement agreement that addresses the applicable divorce legal issues.