Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez announced that they were divorcing in 2015, with Berry filing in October of that year. But almost three years later, longer than their two-year marriage, their divorce proceedings have reportedly still not been fully completed.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, the Superior Court of Los Angeles delivered a notice to both parties informing them that they still needed to submit a final judgment on the divorce. If they didn’t, they could dismiss the case entirely, or show up next month to speak with a judge. Basically, they were being informed that they either needed to call it all the way quits or stay married and end their divorce proceedings altogether.
California law states that if a divorce isn’t fully resolved 18 months following the filing date, the court can force both parties to go through a “family centered case resolution” where an estranged couple and their attorneys all sit down and work together to reach an agreement. Radar found that this process was enacted in 2013 in order to move family law cases along “in a timely, fair and effective manner.”
If they aren’t able to resolve their case on their own (or dismiss it and stay together) in the next few weeks, Berry and Martinez have been ordered to appear for that “family centered case resolution” process on June 27 in a Los Angeles courthouse. If they are both not present on that date, the court may decide to dismiss their divorce altogether, and they could be fined.