According to a filing that took place on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have come to a “comprehensive written settlement of all issues.”  A source tells People that Brand is not seeking cash from his higher-earning ex.  Having not signed a prenuptial agreement, Brand would have been entitled to half of what Perry earned during the marriage.  Since the ex couple have no children, the only issue was the distribution of property, which they will settling out of court.  Seeing that Perry signed the papers with her usual happy autograph that included a smiley face in her last name, she must have been happy with the settlement.

How do you keep the courts out of your divorce agreement?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you conduct yourself well during a divorce and are able to respect and compromise with your ex partner, you can easily settle your divorce out of court.   Here are some actions to consider when you want to keep your divorce out of court:

1. Don’t try to take it all:  Remember that your are spitting your assets.  Once you go around trying to have your cake and eat it too, you might need to take your divorce to court.

2. Don’t gossip:  Emotions run high during a divorce.  Engaging in gossip can only make it worse.

3. Stand your ground:  If there’s something you really want to hold onto such as a piece of property, let your partner know from being beginning. 

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