Reaching a divorce agreement may take numerous steps and put the divorcing couple on a roller-coaster ride filled with emotions and disputes. Although numerous complications are not associated with all divorces, property division is not something that can be avoided. Although documents such as prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements can make this process easier, not every couple utilizes those options.
A previous blog discussed the recent divorce filings between The Black Keyes vocalist, Dan Auerbach and his estranged wife, Stephanie Gonis. It was reported that the divorcing Tennessee couple finally reached a divorce agreement after a six-month struggle including various disputes.
It was reported that Auerbach’s ex-spouse was to receive $5 million, their 2012 Toyota Highlander and one of Auerbach’s prized possessions, which was listed as “Bob Dylan’s hair.” Currently, there is no information to indicate whether this property is in fact the hair of the legendary rock singer’s, but it was indicated that this possession was something of great value. Although it is more common with celebrity couples to go after more assets and property, these were the only items listed in their recent divorce agreement.
It appears that the divorced couple’s personal and marital property split has been determined, but the couple still needs to await a judge’s determination of the custody of their 4-year-old daughter. With this decision, a child support agreement will most likely need to be decided as well.
Whether a celebrity couple or just an average Tennessee couple, divorces tend to require a lot of decision making. Property division is an important step that could take much time to determine. Those struggling to overcome property disputes should seek guidance about their options and any alternative methods such as mediation. Any assistance sought should be independent from their soon-to-be ex-spouse to ensure that the matter is handled appropriately.
Source: Ace Showbiz, “The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Loses ‘Bob Dylan Hair’ in Divorce Settlement,” Aug. 23, 2013