Divorce is usually a straightforward process between the two spouses. However, things tend to become especially difficult when the former couple has children that need to be taken care of. Things are no different for celebrities. According to an article from CNN, Halle Berry has recently been ordered to pay child support:
Alimony payments are awarded to one spouse to ensure that both parties are able to live the quality of life they both enjoyed when they were together. In no way should it be seen as either a punishment for the alimony payor, or a reward to the payee.
The possibility of having to pay an ex-spouse alimony until the time of their death makes seeking a divorce a particularly tricky subject in the state of New Jersey. This quirk in New Jersey divorce laws is owed largely to the time when gender inequality was a more normal part of American culture and married...
Whether for the couple involved, their children, their lawyers, or the court, divorce is never an easy process to go through. Litigation proceedings can take many months and stress any civility between the two divorcing parties completely apart.