Ashlee is seeking to change her name after the divorce back to Simpson, from Wentz. She is also filing for joint custody of Bronx, as well as primary physical custody. Simpson and Wentz didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, so Simpson hopes to collect both child and spousal support. As in the Massachusetts family law, California divorce and family law can be extremely complicated.
The exact date of the couples’ separation has yet to be announced. Both parties are making an effort to keep as little detail in the press as possible. Wentz hasn’t released to the press if he will be fighting for primary physical custody as well, or if he will settle for visitation. The divorce settlement has the potential to become messy, as celebrity divorce often does, especially without a pre-nup; however, the couple has told the press that they will try to remain friendly.