Star couple of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shocked the world when they confirmed their split.
Recently, Kim Aucott, family lawyer at Slater Heelis LLP, revealed that it may take years or so.
She spoke to express.co.uk:
“A simple divorce takes around five to six months. However, if there is any bitterness or unresolved issues, as it appears there are in this case, a dispute can drag on for years.
“For the sake of the children, it’s important they focus on agreeing on the issues around parenting first before looking at how to split their vast financial assets.”
Furthermore, she added,
Both Brad and Angelina are highly successful in their own right so, it’s unlikely there will be much wrangling over money and child maintenance. Splitting their numerous properties and any shared projects could be more complicated.
Without a pre-nup they are starting from scratch and will have to agree how to divide every asset. If there is a pre-nup this will simplify things as everything they owned when they married two years ago will be accounted for and a plan for how to split it will already exist.”
The duo are parents to Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.