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Divorce lawyers news – Holmes and Cruise to divorce

04th July 2012

The couple’s prenuptial agreement is reported to have allowed for Miss Holmes to receive $3 million dollars for every year the pair have been married, plus the deeds to a Beverley Hills mansion, reputed to be worth around $35 million.

Yet, reports are already suggesting that Miss Holmes will seek a larger chunk of the couple’s estimated $275 million estate, but possibly the most contentious issue will be the arrangements for their daughter, Suri.

Reports suggest that Miss Holmes has filed for divorce in New York as family laws in the East Coast state are more likely to favour the granting of sole custody to one parent if there is a major dispute. However, sources close to the couple say Mr Cruise is likely to contest jurisdiction for the divorce and fight to have the case heard in California, where family courts are more likely to award joint custody orders.

At this point it is unclear what the outcome of the split will be, but Miss Holmes’ divorce lawyer has said, “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

A spokesperson for Mr Cruise said in a statement, “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”

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