British comedian Russell Brand officially filed for divorce
from Katy Perry on Tuesday but sources told People magazine that he will not be
asking for any of Katy’s money.
Brand and Perry were married in October of 2010. Rumors that
the couple was splitting up began circulating in December of last year when the
two spent Christmas apart. On December 30th Brand and Katie
announced that they were seeking a divorce.
According to TMZ sources Brand and Perry did not have a divorce attorney draft up a pre-nuptial
so he would be eligible to half of the couple’s community property. Forbes
reported that Perry earned $20 between May 2010 and May 2011. But sources close
to Brand said he will not ask for any of Perry’s fortune. He is happy to walk
away from their marriage with his own earning which is significantly less.
The source said, “This is as amicable as it gets and Russell
was a mensch (Yiddish word for a good man).”
The divorce will not be finalized until June 30th
because of the mandatory six month waiting period.
When so much money is at stake, the parties seeking to end
their nuptials hire accomplished divorce
lawyers to obtain what they believe is their share of the mutual assets.
The help of a divorce attorney is
important to make certain a fair settlement is awarded to both parties.