Last year while actress Laura Dern was on a film shoot she learned that her husband singer Ben Harper had filed for divorce, but the couple decided to work on reconciliation. Now, Dern has reignited the divorce.
TMZ reported that Dern has hired infamous divorce lawyer Laura Wasser and is seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s two children. She is also seeking spousal and child support along with requesting that Harper pay attorney’s fees.
Dern is the primary caregiver for their two children and plays a significant role in raising Harper’s two children from his first marriage.
A source close to Dern told TMZ that the reconciliation was “very rocky.” Despite the fact that the Dern and Harper were recently seen cozying up at an HBO party.
In 2010, Harper “blindsided” Dern with divorce papers. His original petition cited irreconcilable differences. At that time he didn’t want to pay spousal support.
Whenever children are involved, divorce attorneys become necessary for the divorcing couple. Deciding who will get primary custody is one of the most important issues, and with legal guidance the divorcing parties will have someone to mediate their custody disagreements.
Money also becomes a major issue in dissolution. It can be very difficult for an estranged couple to determine how to split up their property and assets. A divorce lawyer will be instrumental in obtaining a settlement that the couple can agree. And if this is impossible, a legal expert will fight to assure their client gets the financial settlement they deserve.