LOS ANGELES: Katie Holmes is entitled to get $15 million as well as the couple’s 35-million-dollar Beverly Hills Mansion, according to the prenuptial agreement. But with an estate worth more than $275 million, she is expected to seek much more and there is already intense speculation as to how much she will collect when the papers are signed.
The actress is asking for a ‘suitable amount’ of child support, as well as a division of property.
Since they did not stay married for 11 years, the prenuptial agreement explicitly states that California community property laws won’t apply to the divorce — which normally sees a couple’s assets split 50/50.
When the divorce is eventually finalised, each will keep their respective earnings from the projects they’ve worked on since November 2006. That is in addition to the $3 million per year Cruise will give to Holmes.
If Holmes succeeds to get sole custody of daughter Suri, the child support payments Cruise will have to pay for his daughter could prove sizeable. New York divorce attorney Vikki Ziegler told Hollywood Life that because of the prenup, Holmes stands to lose millions and will need to use their six-year-old daughter as a pawn to get more money.
“Most of the estate is Tom’s. She’ll have to go for a lot of child support,” She’ll have to show that Suri has nannies, cars, activities, clothes, hair appointments. That a hefty amount each month is needed to maintain Suri’s lifestyle,” the lawyer added. — Agencies