Halle Berry has decided to divorce her third husband Olivier Martinez.
After two years of married life, the couple put out this joint statement:
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”
The X-Men actress is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have sought an amicable divorce, motivated by doing what is best for their children. In the past six months, celebs such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale and Jeremy Kyle and Carla Germaine have all split, but kept things amicable and asked for the media to respect their children’s privacy.
Earlier this year Slater and Gordon Lawyers revealed that the number one reason Brits stay friends with their ex is “for the children”. To see the top 10 in full, read our blog: Top 10 Reasons Brits Stay Friends With Their Ex.
We often come across ordinary couples who, like Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, wish to get through divorce amicably. It can be a very difficult time so we help people by resolving divorces with compassion and efficiency.
This must be a very sad time for Halle and her children - daughter Nahla from her previous marriage to Gabriel Aubry and her son Maceo, who she had with Olivier. It is believed that she had entered into a prenuptial agreement with Olivier. If this is the case, it might give the Swordfish and James Bond Die Another Day star some solace. If Halle has a prenup it could ensure that she has safeguarded the financial future of her children by preserving her assets, estimated to be worth around £50m.
Beverley Darwent is a Senior Family Law Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester. She specialises in divorce financial settlements for individuals with high net worth.
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