Hollywood comedian Chris Rock, known for his funny roles on film, recently filed for divorce, ending his 18-year marriage to Malaak Compton-Rock. The actor’s divorce papers reportedly mentioned a prenuptial agreement but sources say that the prenup has already expired under a sunset clause.
The couple has two children, ages 13 and 11 years old, both reportedly covered by a shared 50-50 child custody agreement between the spouses. Chris Rock has an estimated $70 million worth of assets, out of which his estranged wife is seeking to obtain a large proportion.
More Details on the Rock Divorce
Malaak said that she gave up her career and became a full-time mother after marrying Chris, taking care of the couple’s children and spending her free time doing charity work such as those organized by her group, The Angel Rock Project. Malaak claims that this prevented her from contributing to her own support while she grew accustomed to a certain standard of living as Chris Rock’s wife.
For Malaak to maintain her marital lifestyle after the divorce, she wishes to be given a large portion of Chris Rock’s assets.
The divorce proceedings may become difficult due to the economic issues arising from the couple’s split. Without a valid and subsisting prenuptial agreement, issues such as property distribution and management, alimony, and child support can lead to a highly conflicted situation.
Divorce in Carlsbad
If you are in the Carlsbad, California, contemplating dissolution of marriage or divorce, seeking prior legal advice from a divorce attorney is essential. Your divorce lawyer can assess your situation, provide direction and advice appropriate to your situation in order to protect your interests and those of your loved ones.
As well, prior to your marriage, your attorney can also help create a prenuptial agreement containing provisions that not only protect your interests and those of your future children, but also eliminate any doubt on property arrangements between parties who are about to get married.
In Carlsbad, California, the law firm of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP has over 50 years of combined experience in divorce cases, helping families overcome challenges that accompany difficult divorces and related issues.
We also handle other types of family law issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence, adoption, and domestic violence cases. Call us today at (760) 722-7669 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.