Lawyers for Britney Spears’ ex Sam Asghari have reportedly been ordered to file more documents in the case of their legal separation or request a dismissal.
In court papers seen by The US Sun, a notice has been sent to Sam’s attorney Neal Raymond Hersh.
Shelley Kaufman, Supervising Judge for the Family Law Division, is asking for the 29-year-old model’s counsel to take the necessary steps to move forward with the case.
These include having summons and petition delivered to the other party as well as filing a proof of service with the court.
A Declaration of Disclosure must also be completed and be delivered to the other party.
Divorce: Lawyers for Britney Spears’ ex Sam Asghari have reportedly been ordered to file more documents in the case of their legal separation or request a dismissal
Split: Shelley Kaufman, Supervising Judge for the Family Law Division, is asking for the 29-year-old model’s counsel to take the necessary steps to move forward with the case
The filing reads: ‘If you do not want to proceed with this case, you must file a Request for Dismissal with the Court.’
This means Britney has likely not yet been sent divorce papers, despite their split being announced in August.
Sam’s attorney is being asked to take part in a status conference on November 15 at 8:30am.
The document reads: ‘If you file a Proof of Service or Request for Dismissal before the hearing date listed above, you do not need to participate in this Status Conference.’
According to the documents, if proof of service or request for dismissal is not filed or they don’t participte in the conference, Sam may have to pay a court fine and the case will be dismissed.
In Sam’s divorce document, which was filed with the LA Superior Court, he stated that he was filing for divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences.’
He checked off the boxes indicating that he wants spousal support, as well as for Britney to pay lawyers fees and court costs.
When it comes to property, the document states, ‘Petitioner has yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party. There are various items of community and quasi-community assets and debts, the full nature and extent of which are unknown to Petitioner at this time.’
Details: These include having summons and petition delivered to the other party as well as filing a proof of service with the court
Breakup: This means Britney has likely not yet been sent divorce papers, despite their split being announced in August
However, it seems that he will miss out on his multi-million dollar spousal support request, as a huge loop hole existed in their iron-clad prenuptial agreement.
The agreement allegedly contains a section that Sam would get $1 million spousal support for every two years that they were married. Although they started dating in 2016, their marriage only lasted 14 months.
However, sources have told TMZ that while the prenup prevents Sam from receiving any spousal support, he could receive a one-off cheque from Britney to prevent him from sharing any ’embarrassing information’ about their marriage.
It’s thought that the prenup features an ‘extensive confidentiality clause’ that prohibits Sam from discussing his relationship with Britney.
It’s claimed that Britney and Sam’s lawyers will negotiate, and it’s likely that the singer will write a one-off cheque for several hundred thousand dollars to keep the confidentiality clause in place.
If Sam were to violate the agreement, he would have to return the money.
Sam had denied claims he’s planning to contest his $10 million prenuptial agreement with Britney.
But Sam’s representative Brandon Cohen has now denied these claims, telling The Hollywood Reporter: ‘There are many claims that Sam is challenging the prenup and threatening to exploit his ex-wife with videos.
‘However, all these claims are false, and no negative intention has ever been directed towards her and never will be. Sam has always and will always support her.’
In addition, it seems unlikely that Sam will take much away from his marriage to Britney, with the prenup stating that he was entitled to ‘$1 million per every two years’ of their marriage, with a cap at $10 million after 15 years, according to US Weekly.
Sam has also allegedly waived any claims to Britney’s music collection, and his name is not listed on the deeds of their shared home in Thousand Oaks, California.
The couple splashed out $11.8 million on the property, though a vast chunk of that came from Britney’s fortune.
According to the prenup, Britney and Sam agreed to put the house into a limited liability company or LLC in the event of a divorce.
Since she and Sam tied the knot, Britney has added to her fortune by signing a $15 million deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster for a tell-all memoir titled The Woman In Me.
The star also returned to music by releasing two new singles, a new version of Tiny Dancer with Elton John, and Mind Your Business with will.i.am.
Britney also signed an underlying rights agreement for the jukebox music Once Upon a One More Time, meaning she can receive income from tickets sales along with touring and licencing.
It’s currently unclear whether the prenup states whether Sam is entitled to any money made after they married.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that Sam had suspected the Grammy-winning singer had cheated on him with a staffer at the Southern California home they shared, and that video footage shot on the property implicates Britney in being unfaithful.
Sam was suspicious that Britney – described as being in ‘a fragile and hyper-sexualized state’ – had also asked a staffer to film her while she was naked.
It’s unclear if the staffer she allegedly asked to film her is also the same person she is reported to have cheated with.
Britney’s alleged behavior was described by a source to the outlet as risky ‘to her own safety;’ and that her infidelity was what persuaded Sam to move forward in his divorce filing.