If you were to hand-pick two celebrities perfect for marriage, you probably couldn’t come up with a better pairing than alt-pin-up Zooey Deschanel and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.
But proving that what seems right on paper will not necessarily work out in reality, the New Girl star officially filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, and now it has been revealed just how much money may be at stake in the divorce, reports the Daily Mail.
In court documents, the 31-year-old actress reportedly has $1,578,00 in the bank and an additional $1,645,000 stashed away in stocks and bonds, writes the Daily Mail. Along with her savings, the TV-star also reportedly makes an average of $95,000 a month.
While this may seem like a lot, you should know that not all of these assets are subject to division. In states like Illinois, only marital property is split when a couple gets divorced. Marital property generally includes assets you acquired after marriage and not what someone accumulated before she weds.
For example, as Deschanel and Gibbard were only married for two years, what each person earned prior to the marriage would not be subject to division.
Furthermore, even if Deschanel made more during their marriage, families in Illinois should know that unlike California, Illinois is not a community property state. This means that a court will split the property according to "just proportions" had the divorce occurred in this state.
An Illinois court may consider the contribution of each party to the acquisition of the property, duration of marriage, and economic circumstances of each spouse among other factors. So, as Ben Gibbard probably also makes a lot of money (perhaps even more than Deschanel), it's doubtful the singer would receive any alimony from the two-year marriage had the divorce occurred in Illinois.
The Zoey Deschanel divorce is getting serious. The divorce is now official and a court is reportedly pouring over the actress's assets. While the New Girl would unlikely have to support her soon to be ex-husband in Illinois, you never know how a California court may rule.
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