Richard Perrins - Partner, Coles Miller

Getting Divorced: Why Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Should Have Settled Sooner18th Aug 2016

Johnny Depp’s acrimonious divorce battle with Amber Heard has finally ended in a $7 million split.Richard Perrins - Partner, Coles Miller

What was – in their words – an “intensely passionate and at times volatile” relationship has given the Hollywood media circus plenty of material.

It would have been so much easier if they had reached a settlement earlier.

Contrast all the turmoil of the Depp/Heard divorce battle with the lower key approach adopted by fellow stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in their relationship.

Ben and Jennifer used mediation to deal with finances and children issues in private. So they kept control of their legal costs and the media circus.

Here’s the essential lesson: divorce wars ruin your finances, waste considerable time and inflict a great deal of stress.

Going to court involves long delays, expensive loans to pay for your legal fees…and a judge who may not understand your case as you would wish it to be understood.

But mediation allows you to sort out finances and children arrangements cheaply in just a few months. You control events so there is less stress.

Mediation allows you to secure a fair, private, quick and cost effective closure to your relationship.

If you are considering a separation, Coles Miller can help you.

For further information, please phone Richard Perrins on  01202 355698 for an initial chat to see how mediation can help you.