Anne Heche was legally divorced from her ex-husband Corey Laffoon last June, but they failed to agree on custody and property issues. Laffoon initially asked for $33,000 a month in child support. He was awarded almost $15,000 a month, but Anne couldn’t pay this due to the actors strike. It was reduced further to $3,700 a month when Anne returned to Los Angeles to live after her ABC show Men in Trees was canceled. Laffoon claimed he was making just $6,000 a year before he quit his job as a videographer to care for Homer.
Two years after they first filed for divorce, a property and custody agreement has been made. Heche will pay Laffoon over a half million dollar settlement and he will also receive 1/2 of their community property.
According to the Los Angeles Superior Court documents:
• The pair will share 50-50 physical and legal custody of son, Homer, 7.
• Heche agreed to pay Laffoon a $515,000 lump sum cash payment. He’ll also get half of all their community property, including more than $700,000 worth of stocks and other assets.
• Heche keeps her multimillion-dollar home in Vancouver, B.C.
• Laffoon waived his right to claim any spousal support.
Anne has been said to be eager to end her marriage once and for all pending the birth of her son with co-star James Tupper. She was reportedly desperate for them both to be divorced by the time their son is born. If Anne is so concerned about social conventions she might have thought about not dating her co-star while they were both still married, and not getting pregnant while they were still divorcing. There have been no reports of his divorce being finalized, but he’s still got a few months. The new baby is due late May-early June.
Anne Heche is shown out at Sundance with James Tupper on 1/17/09. Credit: WENN