Texas residents might have heard about the marital troubles of Hollywood couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. The actors have been married for five years and have two children together. Fox filed divorce papers in August, citing 'irreconcilable differences" as the cause of the breakup. On Sept. 29, Green officially responded to the divorce papers in L.A. County Superior Court.
According to reports, Green is seeking joint custody of his two children with Fox and alimony payments from Fox. In December 2014, Green and Fox were involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by an impaired driver that left Green with vertigo. Green's medical condition affects his balance and has made it difficult for him to work. Fox was uninjured in the wreck and has been working steadily.
Green and Fox have no prenuptial agreement, and California is a community property state. This means that all assets the couple acquired during their marriage will generally be divided equally as part of their divorce. Reports indicate that Green and Fox are still living together and have remained on friendly terms for the sake of their children. Green has another child from a previous relationship.
When a couple divorces, one spouse may ask the other spouse for alimony payments. A judge may be more likely to order alimony payments if one spouse did not work during the marriage and put a career on hold while raising the children. A lawyer can assist an estranged spouse who is requesting alimony payments by gathering evidence to prove the lack of financial independence.
Source: Inquisitr, "Brian Austin Green wants alimony from Megan Fox, couple reportedly doesn't have prenup," Val Powell, Oct. 2, 2015