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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore settling divorce

Connecticut spouses going through a divorce usually hope that the process will be both quick and amicable so that they can begin the next stage of their life. However, a high-profile and high-asset divorce may be more complex and require more time than a less visible one. This appears to have been the case with Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who have finally settled their divorce two years after their public separation.

According to sources close to the former couple, the two have been battling ever since their well-publicized separation in November 2011. Kutcher formally filed for divorce at the end of 2012 and Moore filed in March 2013. They have signed the divorce agreement and will shortly be filing the legal paperwork which will formally end the marriage.

Sources said that the former couple has been squabbling over money. Kutcher became the highest-paid television actor after he joined the "Two and a Half Men" cast and reportedly has made well-placed investments in technology companies as well. The couple was spotted by reporters in September talking cordially at an airport in California after attending a conference.

Wealthy high-profile couples often have complex legal issues to resolve when they decide to divorce. Both individuals may have brought significant assets to the marriage. While there may be prenuptial agreements in place that may dictate how that property should be divided, these agreements could be contested if one of the spouses hid or failed to completely disclose items such as real estate, offshore accounts, retirement plans, business interests or other financial holdings. Other couples may have difficulty reaching an agreement on the proper valuation to be placed upon a particular asset in order to reach a property division agreement.

Source: Fox News, "Report: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher finally settle divorce", October 31, 2013

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