Divorce in the Limelight

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor relationshipTabloids are constantly turning heads in the grocery store with rumors of the next big celebrity divorce. Sometimes the rumors are true, and the famous stars split. These divorce cases are unbelievably complicated and can cost hundreds of millions of dollars; often during the process, accounts of cheating, abuse, and other scandals will surface.

The infamous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was such a situation. They met in 1963 on the set of the film Cleopatra. They were each married to other people at the time but divorced their previous partners to be together. Unfortunately, their run at marriage only lasted 10 years. At the time, this scandal was so widely-known that the Vatican even openly condemned the union.

However, your divorce doesn’t need to be shrouded in rumor and scandal to be complex. Everyone is unique, which means every divorce case and situation is different in its own way. Even if the separation is amicable, a divorce changes the lives of everyone involved. These changes often bring stresses and weights as you make related decisions.

Most divorces have to deal with financial as well as emotional and psychological elements. Common financial issues in divorce can include the following:

  • arranging property and investments
  • dividing debts
  • outlining expenses
  • understanding tax implications
  • adjusting retirement plans
  • child support or alimony
  • creating an inventory

This maze of money and finances should be navigated by a professional and should not be taken lightly.

Contact the professionals at The Huntsman Firm in St. George, Utah, for all of your legal divorce needs and questions. R. Clayton Huntsman has been practicing law for over 37 years and focuses exclusively on Utah Divorce and Family Law. He and his associates can provide legal advice and representation for your situation. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.