Pennsylvania residents might like to know about the legal ramifications of the divorce of Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens. Tyler is an actress while Tietjens is a lawyer. The couple reportedly dated in college and married in 1994. They separated in 2015, and Tietjens filed for divorce in 2016.
The pair reached a stipulated judgement on May 17 and must also abide by a settlement agreement they signed in December 2016 after negotiations. Over the next four years, Tyler will pay her former husband $31,250 each month in addition to $500,000 up front. Tyler must also cover the payments for an annual $500,000 life insurance policy through 2020.
In addition to her acting roles, Tyler is also a co-host on the CBS television daytime show "The Talk". While many celebrities prefer to keep their private lives out of the public eye, she acknowledged their break up on the show. Tyler said Tietjens is her best friend and someone who has always been there for her and that it was difficult to realize that they no longer wanted the same things in life. The former couple have no children together.
While dissolving a marriage may be easier when there are no children involved, couples who have been together for a long time likely have many entanglements. A high net worth divorce might also be a more detailed endeavor as multiple valuable accounts, possessions and real estate holdings may need to be divided or sold. Before making these decisions, an appraisal might be necessary to determine how much an item is worth. A family law attorney can assist a client who is going through such a divorce with these and other matters.