The FINANCIAL — In most instances—even in celebrity divorces—the proceedings work out in favor of the mother of the children caught in the middle.
The FINANCIAL — In most instances—even in celebrity divorces—the proceedings work out in favor of the mother of the children caught in the middle. But in the instance of the Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce, it seems that Ms. Holmes won’t be walking away with much, at least proportionately speaking.
According to new documents and reports released to TMZ.com, US Magazine, and Huffington Post, Katie will be receiving zero spousal support and as per the prenuptial arrangement she had with Cruise, she will be receiving no lump sum payment or any other monies from Cruise as a result of their divorce.
But there is still a lot of money at play, at least what most people would consider a lot of money. “These two would still not be able to exactly go to Legal Zoom… I mean, Katie will be getting around $34,000 per month from Tom in child support, so it’s not exactly a cheap online divorce kind of situation,” says New Jersey online divorce attorney Ron Gentry.
Gentry is correct—in reading the settled terms of the divorce, it appears that Cruise will be paying Holmes $33,3333.33 per month until their daughter Suri turns 18 years of age, about 12 years from now.
It’s been reported that in this case, due to the wealth on Cruise’s side (worth approximately $250 million) that Holmes easily could have fought for more, even with a prenup in place. But those close to her all say the same thing when they talk to the media—that all Katie wanted from her now ex was a divorce. As WebWire reported, there was never any interest on her part that has ever been reported that she was looking to gain financially from the dissolution.
While the nearly forty-thousand dollars per month for Suri will sure be enough to keep the Holmes boat afloat in the aftermath of her estranged marriage to Tom Cruise, many wonder what’s next on the romantic front for Katie. Some suggest she may already be in a new relationship, which explains her fast divorce from Tom.
As for Cruise, he may not have gotten off completely free, but relatively speaking, this is perhaps the cheapest divorce online in the celebrity world to date.