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In 2009, Eric Stevens filed to divorce his wife Tiffany Stevens. Since then, close to 180 motions (filed by both parties) and rulings have gone into in the divorce and custody cases.

According to the Daily News, three years after filing for divorce, Tiffany allegedly tried to hire a maintenance man to kill her husband for a fee of $5,000. She was arrested in July 2012 and has been out of jail on a million dollar bail while her criminal case is still pending.

A Web of Strategies and Counter-Strategies

As a result of the 2011 divorce agreement, Tiffany had sole custody and Eric had supervised visits. After Tiffany’s arrest, her parents filed a motion for temporary custody of their only grandchild. The court later reduced the father’s initially court approved supervised visits to weeknight phone calls.

Evidence from the wife’s lawyers included a psychological examination of her ex-husband that indicated a personality disorder of depression with psychotic characteristics. She had obtained restraining order against Eric, which he violated. He denied her claims about the exam. He accuses his ex-wife of being a long-time drug addict.

The Most Recent Legal Action Taken

Eric’s latest legal strategy was filing a complaint against the court appointed guardian ad litem for his daughter. He alleges attorney corruption and perjury and filed the complaint with the Statewide Grievance Committee in Connecticut, which handles lawyer discipline cases.

When Considering Divorce, Consult with a NY Divorce Attorney As Soon As Possible

The above divorce and child custody cases are far from the norm, and most cases resolve much sooner and without this degree of complexity.

Find about your legal rights and discuss the actions you should take or not take with an experienced divorce attorney early on in your divorce. Following effective legal advice can make a significant difference in how your divorce unfolds.

Chris Palermo is a Suffolk County divorce atorney who has compassion for his clients and works closely with them to resolve issues effectively and protect their interests.


Johnny Depp’s claimed net worth according to Celebrity Net Worth is $350 million but actual worth may be closer to $400 million. After two years of marriage, his wife Amber Heard filed for divorce in a Los Angeles court last week. They married without a prenuptial agreement, and she requested spousal support but Depp denied the demand International Business Times reports.

Depp was paid $61.1 million for his role in Alice Through the Looking Glass and averages a yearly income of $41.1 million.

Prior to marrying Amber Heard, Depp had been with French model Vanessa Paradis for 14 years. They never married, but had two children together. When their relationship ended, according to, the spit was amicable. He was worth $300 million at that time, and in a settlement, he awarded $150 million to Vanessa.

How does a celebrity worth millions marry without a prenup?

Romance is blissful and when you fall in love, the idea of breakup is not real. Perhaps the idea of ever splitting up is too painful to entertain. Yet, in today’s society and especially among celebrities, marriage often does not last.

Johnny Depp’s previous relationship did not require a prenuptial agreement, and he willingly gave half his wealth to his partner.

Because California is a community property state, a spouse is legally entitled to half of the community property. Yet the recent breakup does not appear to be so amicable. The divorce began with Amber Heard filing for a restraining order for alleged domestic abuse. At this point, the characteristics of this breakup are more like a battle, in contrast to the much longer partnership that ended with such grace.

If you have considerable wealth, for practical reasons, consider consulting with an attorney about creating a prenuptial agreement.

Suffolk County divorce attorney Chris Palermo can discuss prenuptial agreements with you and the benefits of creating one prior to marriage.