A divorce where one or both of the parties come from an entertainment background can be especially challenging. Not only are different businesses often involved, but there are other tangible and intangible assets that need to be accounted for, amongst other complexities unique to the entertainment industry.
Who We Represent
We have extensive experience in representing individuals involved in all aspects of the entertainment industry, from financiers and producers of entertainment productions and entities to screenwriters, authors, directors, musicians, actors, and other industry talent. We are familiar with the unique challenges that a career in the entertainment industry presents, anything from complex child custody plans for parents who spend much of their time on location to the division of intellectual property rights and royalties.
Intellectual Property and New Media
Individuals in the entertainment industry have unique needs when it comes to asset division in divorce. Copyrights in print publications, screenplays, artwork, merchandise, songwriting, television, and feature films must be protected. New media such as integrated computer code, software programs, and digital content also generate revenue and will need to be divided amongst the parties.
Experts are required to determine equitable distribution and value of these assets. Selecting the correct expert, presenting a persuasive case, and weakening the case of the opposing side are often essential in obtaining a favorable outcome.
Individuals in the entertainment industry are often subject to intense public scrutiny, which can make an already stressful time in your life much worse. Our law firm understands the need for discretion and privacy. We will work with you to ensure that all family law proceedings are kept private, away from colleagues and the public.