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High asset divorce by famous couple can impact those in Texas

Melanie Griffith and her husband, Antonio Banderas, have filed for a divorce in Hollywood, California. While the two still get along well, their careers have taken them in separate directions. They have said that the reason for the divorce is because of irreconcilable differences.

They were married for 18 years, which is almost unheard of in Hollywood, California, especially with the lifestyle that goes along with being a major celebrity. This information came from the divorce petition published by TMZ.com.

While the two public relations firms that represent the power couple had no comment, there is little doubt that the divorce is going to occur. They refused to confirm or deny the divorce filing. The two do have an unknown source that said the high asset divorce is friendly and will not be a public spectacle.

The Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, who is 53 years old, had made a name for himself in America. He has starred in such movies as "Shrek" and it offshoots. He also performed in "The Mask of Zorro." He was featured in many Pedro Almodovar movies. He has been nominated for numerous Golden Globe Awards.

Melanie Griffith, who is 56 years old, had been in such movies as "Working Girl" and was nominated for an Oscar award for that movie in 1988.

Ms. Griffith has been married three times; twice to movie star Don Johnson and once to Banderas. Banderas has been married twice; the first marriage to a Spanish actress for eight years, finally ending the marriage in 1996. That is the year he married Ms. Griffith.

There is a request in the filing for Griffith to receive full physical custody of her and Banderas' 17-year-old daughter. She wants to have joint legal custody and is willing to give Banderas visitation rights. Griffith is also seeking an unnamed amount of financial support from Banderas as well, in this high asset divorce.

Many times, a divorce may be needed because of physical distance. Other times, it is because of a difference of lifestyles. No matter what the reason, if you have financial assets to protect in a divorce, a professional can help.

Source: Yahoo News, "Hollywood couple Banderas, Griffith to divorce" No author given, Jun. 06, 2014

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