Are Heidi Klum & Seal Headed Towards A Custody Battle? Legal Expert Answers!

Wes Ferguson | January 23, 2012 - 7:54 pm

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Much to our surprise, Heidi Klum and Seal have announced they are headed for divorce. Sadness! The seemingly happy couple even renewed their vows each year on their anniversary (May 10).

The two married in 2005 and have 3 children together: Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. Heidi also has a daughter from a previous relationship named Leni, 7, that Seal legally adopted. 

What does their divorce spell out for the future — could there be a custody battle? Celebuzz turned to Divorce Expert Michael Kelly from the Law Offices of Michael Kelly, for the answers!

What does this mean for the couple – could this lead to a custody battle?
If the couple is unable to come to agreements in regards to time shares, custodies, Christmases, and other holidays it could lead to a custody battle.

Both celebs make a lot of money, would could the mean for their financial forecast?
The fact that both celebrities make a lot of money would probably foreclose the need for any spousal support. If they purchased property together, which they probably did, it could lead to a financial battle. I would have a hard time imagining that Heidi Klum … would not have financial advisors, managers, and agents that would advise her to prepare to have a financial arrangement through a prenuptial agreement.

What are the next steps now that they have confirmed they are splitting?
The living arrangements, the disposition of the household goods, and how they are going to share the children in the intern until there is a court order.

What is your legal advice to this couple?
The legal advice that I would give to this couple is: Don’t do it. You both are at the top of your game and staying together would be good for the children and the children’s upbringing.