The divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes hit the media by surprise. (By many accounts it hit Tom by surprise as well.) With drawn-out ugly divorces commonplace in Hollywood, the swift dissolution of the Cruise-Holmes marriage is an example of smart strategy and excellent council. Seattle divorce attorney Rick Jones recently appeared on The Danny Bonaduce Show where he commented on two possible factors contributing to the swift split between Cruise and Holmes. Jones cited privacy and a prenuptial agreement as key pieces paving the road for the rapid agreement of the divorce and custody terms.
These two pieces hold a lesson to be learned from Mr. Tom Cruise. First the privacy —having a vast entertainment empire, considerable wealth, and notoriety, it is understandable that Mr. Cruise didn’t want the details of his life sprawled out for the world to see. His family law attorneys acted as his first line of defense in protecting his privacy. With the help of expert attorneys, he was able to negotiate terms that preserved his privacy and safeguarded his interests.
The second lesson is the prenup. In the divorce of Holmes and Cruise a prenuptial agreement was in place. This means that a large percentage of the division of asset decisions were already outlined— streamlining negotiations.
If you have found yourself considering dissolving your marriage, it’s possible that a prenuptial agreement is not something that you had ever thought you would need. And now, with divorce on the horizon, it might appear to be a moot point. But it shouldn’t be overlooked. Remember Mimi Rodgers, Tom Cruise’s first wife? You can bet your bottom dollar that during and after the split between himself and his first wife, Mr. Cruise quickly shored up his assets against future relationships — which came in handy during his divorce with Nicole Kidman. When Cruise proposed to Holmes, there is little doubt it was with an engagement ring in one hand and a prenuptial agreement in the other.
Goldberg Jones is proud to have added another attorney to our Washington office. Natalie Rasmussen is a competitive, strategic litigator who understands that a person going through a divorce or other family law situation needs a dedicated advocate on their side. She has successfully negotiated settlements in numerous domestic relations cases and has extensive experience both in Seattle family law and civil litigation.
"I emphasize strategy and planning in my practice and do not employ a one-size-fits-all ideology to family law," says Natalie. She prides herself on having a well-reasoned and intelligent approach to her cases.
"Behind Natalie's friendly, outgoing demeanor is an attorney who hates to lose," remarks managing attorney, Ken Alan. "She is always extremely well prepared, whether she is negotiating with another attorney, or arguing her case in court."
Natalie graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Law Trustee's Scholarship. She is member of the Washington State Bar and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Natalie was an NCAA Division I track and cross-country athlete at the University of Tulsa where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Aside from her daily runs, she also enjoys hiking, skiing, boating and generally spending time outdoors.
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