Singer Christina Aguilera and her estranged husband Jordan Bratman reached a divorce settlement last week. The settlement was quickly filed with the court. The specific terms of the settlement, however, remain confidential due to some rather unusual legal measures taken by the parties. Their agreement as to custody and finances is not to be filed unless and until one of the parties wants to enforce its terms, and even then, it is to be filed under seal if possible.
Media sources indicate that Aguilera and Bratman will share joint custody of their two-year-old son, Max. They also indicate that the parties had a prenuptial agreement but that Bratman negotiated an additional settlement beyond the terms of the prenup.
The tabloids have been reporting that Bratman never moved out of the marital home after the couple separated, despite the fact that Aguilera’s new boyfriend has been spending substantial time in the home. Bratman reportedly left the home only this month (presumably after the settlement was reached).
The divorce judgment will be entered on April 15, the requisite six months after the original petition was filed.
Bratman is represented by divorce attorney Bruce Clemens of Jaffe & Clemens. The Jaffe & Clemens firm has previously represented Anne Heche, media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s first wife Anna Murdoch, Kimora Lee Simmons and Titanic director James Cameron. Aguilera’s attorney is Laura Wasser, who has also represented Ashlee Simpson, Kelis, Johnny Knoxville, Mel Gibson’s wife Robyn, Britney Spears, music producer Jimmy Iovine, Patricia Arquette, Nick Lachey, Angelina Jolie, and Kiefer Sutherland.
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