Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin may have “consciously uncoupled” a few years ago, but their divorce is still dragging on. In fact, TMZ is reporting that Martin never responded to the divorce petition filed by Paltrow in April of 2015. Nothing has occurred since the initial filing and the case has remained dormant.
The judge presiding over the couple’s divorce case has notified both of them that Paltrow may be eligible to obtain a default judgment against the Coldplay singer. If a default judgment is awarded in favor of Paltrow, she would likely be granted everything she requested in her petition for divorce. Paltrow requested joint custody of their two children, Apple and Moses.
To date, it appears Paltrow (who filed the divorce petition without an attorney), has not taken advantage of Martin’s default. The couple has taken great pride in the amicable nature of their split and they are presumably working on a settlement in private.
Due to the judge’s recent notification regarding Martin’s default, it is anticipated that Martin’s legal team will finally get around to filing his answer in the case. This will buy the couple’s business managers more time to negotiate the division of their considerable assets and other matters involved in their divorce.
It is important to understand that celebrity divorces are often handled differently than other divorces. Thus, if you are served with divorce papers, it is important to take action and file a timely response.
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