Lawyers representing Sam Asghari, the former partner of pop star Britney Spears, have been instructed to submit further documents in their ongoing divorce case. Court papers reveal that a notice has been sent to Sam's attorney, Neal Raymond Hersh, from the Family Law Division Supervising Judge, Shelley Kaufman. The notice requests that Sam's legal team take the necessary steps to advance the case, including serving summons and petitions to the other party, as well as filing proof of service with the court. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of the case and potential fines for Sam. The documents indicate that, despite their separation being announced in August, Britney has not yet received divorce papers. Sam's divorce filing, citing irreconcilable differences, requests spousal support, payment of attorney fees, and court costs from Britney. However, it appears that Sam will not be granted his multi-million dollar spousal support request, as their prenuptial agreement reportedly includes provisions that prevent him from claiming such support. Rumors suggest that Britney may offer a one-time payment to ensure Sam's adherence to the agreement's extensive confidentiality clause.
While there were claims that Sam planned to contest the $10 million prenuptial agreement, his representative has denied these allegations and stated his continued support for Britney. The prenup, which includes a provision for Sam to receive $1 million for every two years of marriage up to a cap of $10 million after 15 years, also reportedly indicates that Sam relinquishes any claims to Britney's music collection. The couple's shared home in California was purchased for $11.8 million, primarily with Britney's fortune, and the prenup stipulates that the property would be placed in a limited liability company in the event of a divorce.
During their marriage, Britney expanded her financial portfolio by signing a $15 million deal with a publishing house for a memoir, releasing new music, and securing underlying rights for a jukebox musical. The article does not specify whether the prenup entitles Sam to any portion of the income generated after their marriage. Recently, it was reported that Sam suspected Britney of infidelity and alleged that she had requested a staff member to film her naked. These allegations are mentioned as a potential reason for Sam's decision to proceed with the divorce filing.
As the court proceedings continue, Sam's legal team will be required to submit additional documents and participate in a status conference scheduled for November 15. Britney and Sam's lawyers are expected to negotiate the terms, which may include a one-time payment to preserve the confidentiality clause outlined in the prenuptial agreement.