One of the most unwanted yet certain realities of human life include separation of couples. This act of being separated for any kind of reasons is officially known as divorce and is usually supposed to be a right for both the partners sharing a marital relation. As a matter of fact, it is quite obvious to have issues and dissimilarities between two individuals. As the problems grow up, that too when they have decided to spend whole life together, things become harder and the last option that is left is to get parted.
Different regions of the world have got the trend of divorce according to their cultural background and traditions. Like we are going to focus on this trend and its consequences in USA and UK. We all know that these are modernized western societies which always reflect the need of women empowerment and support women rights in every field of life. Therefore, in USA and UK, when a women gets divorced, she has got some legal rights that need to be fulfilled. One of the most important aspect related to this phenomenon is the distribution of assets and giving the women her full right to get what she deserves.
Distribution Process and Conditions
In order to distribute assets after divorce, court divides the property into two main categories: Community Property and Equitable Distribution. First of all, we all need to understand what these two categories refer to. Community property comprises of all the money earned by either of husband or wife that is from the first day of the marriage to the day of separation. The lump sum of the assets are divided equally in case of community property and the women enjoy their half share in the property.
Equitable Distribution refers to the division not based on equal division but it depends on substantial efforts or earnings by any one of the spouses. In this distribution, the court investigates the earning ways or means of income and the part played by both spouses in order to make the total money.
In USA, there are nine states which follow the community distribution which implies the 50/50 share of the property between the spouses. In other remaining states, equitable distribution is followed. The procedure and court proceedings are crystal clear and there is no way that women don’t get their deserved share as their right in this matter.
Some Celebrity Divorces
- Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston
The beautiful couple came to depart with a huge deal of settlement money of $60 million, Jennifer got $29 million according to the deal.
- Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
The most amazing couple with their huge money estimated to $342 million got separated with their cuts happily. The settlement is estimated to $90 million.
- Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd
This is one of the most expensive divorce with a settlement of an estimated $15 million.
- Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
The famous couple broke up with a settlement money estimated to $4.8 million. Katie is supposed to get $40,000 in child support till Suri turns 18.
- David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach
They got separated in 2008 with an estimated settlement of $5 million. Pamela walks away with $25000 a month.