When a couple divorces, it is not uncommon for one spouse to pay the other spousal support. However, in some cases, the spouse who would be requested to pay takes issue with the request and decides to fight it. That seems to be the case in the divorce between Clint Eastwood and his wife of 17 years, Dina. Orlando readers might be interested in the details of what could turn into a rather acrimonious battle.
The couple is rumored to have been separated since June of 2012, but Dina filed separation papers in September, 2013. She dismissed that case two days later, only to file formal divorce documents in October. According to the filing, irreconcilable differences was the reason for the divorce.
Dina Eastwood has requested spousal support and full physical custody of the couple’s 17-year-old daughter. However, the “Grand Torino” star and award-winning actor and director is denying the request for spousal support. He is also allegedly countering the custody request in favor of joint physical custody.
The amount of spousal support being requested was not listed, nor was a reason given for why Mr. Eastwood is fighting the request. In the case where both spouses have careers, the spouse who might be ordered to pay support might feel taken advantage of. However, until a full financial disclosure is made to the court, a determination regarding support, including whether it will be granted as well as the amount cannot be made.
Whether a spouse feels forced to pay more than is equitable or the spouse isn’t getting as much as should be received, speaking to an experienced legal representative can ensure that both spouses in the divorce walk away on as equal footing as possible.
Source: Huffington Post, “Clint Eastwood Denies Dina Eastwood’s Request For Spousal Support (REPORT)” No author given, Dec. 20, 2013