Actress Katie Holmes called it quits on her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise on Thursday – filing divorce documents in New York. The reasons behind the split are still a mystery, but new details continue to surface in the aftermath.
The “Rock of Ages” star hasn’t lawyered up yet, his longtime legal rep Bert Fields told the Los Angeles Times. Katie on the other hand, already has two prominent attorneys on her side.
New York lawyer Allan E. Mayefsky comes with experience – his past clients include model Christie Brinkley and TV anchor Joan Lunden, according to the Times. She is also looking to New Jersey attorney Jonathan Wolfe, who also has an understanding of high profile divorces.
According to his website, “Mr. Wolfe utilizes his background in financial disputes to represent leaders or the spouses of leaders from the business, professional and entertainment/sports communities in complex matrimonial matters...He also assists clients in all other aspects of matrimonial and family law, including custody, parenting time, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.”
It’s possible that Tom could pay more than $15 million to Katie when their divorce is finalized. That’s because the couple reportedly signed a prenup, which entitles Katie to $3 million for every year they were married.
The “Dawson’s Creek” star has already filed for primary residency custody and sole legal custody of their daughter Suri, according to TMZ. If granted, Katie would make the important decisions concerning the six-year-old’s care.
An insider revealed to Radar, "Katie has no plans to contest their prenup. The only potential area of conflict between Tom and Katie is custody of Suri. Katie will absolutely never agree to a situation as Tom had with his second wife, Nicole Kidman, as Tom primarily raised Bella and Connor Cruise. Katie wants Tom to be a big part of Suri's life, and he is a great father, but she wants to be the primary custodial parent that raises Suri.”