How Will Stevie And Kai Fare Through The Divorce?
Well, California, like Arizona, is a community property state. That means anything acquired during the marriage is equally owned by them both. For that stuff, the court will require them to split it 50/50 unless they agree to something else for their divorce settlement.
With their 2 kids, Stevie has asked for joint custody and agreed to pay child support and spousal support. If the court finds it is in the children’s best interest, joint custody can be awarded. Hopefully they will come to an arrangement that will help the kids cope with the changed lifestyle and continue to grow and reach their full potential.
So what about all of Stevie’s copyrights to his classic songs (like “I just called to say I love you”)? Well, that was created prior to the marriage. Any money received that is directly attributed to that song is his separate property. Now if he had made a gift to the community of the copyright, Kai would have a claim for part of those funds. But there is nothing to suggest that he did. She would have an uphill battle to prove he made a gift, by showing that he signed a written document stating that he was making a gift.