Depp-Heard 2.0? Cheryl Burke Requests Trial In Divorce From Matthew Lawrence

Dancing With The Stars alum Cheryl Burke is requesting a trial regarding her divorce from Boy Meets World actor Matthew Lawrence. Citing “irreconcilable differences,” the celebrity ex-couple is apparently butting heads in their breakup. There haven’t been any Depp-Heard style abuse allegations, but fans of both stars are surely curious. It seems that celebrity divorces are in full fashion this season.

Cheryl Burke initially filed for a divorce from Matthew Lawrence last February. Burke lists the date of separation as January 7, 2022. They were initially married in May of 2019.

The two stars are keeping their reasons for the divorce fairly private. There was a rumor that the reason was because they failed to have a child, but that was allegedly debunked according to a US Weekly source. All we know is, Burke posted this to her Instagram less than a week after filing for divorce:

“I know I have always said I’m an open book with you guys, I do strive to be, and in writing this I’ve realized there really isn’t an easy way to announce that my marriage is ending. I hope you can understand that I will not be commenting any further at this time and am asking for understanding and privacy. Thank you all for all the kind words and support you’ve given me… ”

In her initial filing, Burke requested that she and Lawrence pay for their own attorneys. They supposedly have had a prenuptial agreement in place. US Weekly reports that  Lawrence’s response, filed in March, requests that Burke pay for his attorney fees.

Now, the couple’s headed for trial. The trial is supposed to discuss property dissolution and finances among other divorce-related proceedings. Family law attorney Goldie Schon postulates that there is some attempt at pushing the trial date back.

“Cheryl’s attorney filed a request for trial setting because he’s trying to push the other side to move and get things done. He’s trying to push it because it’s going to take probably three months to get a trial setting conference on [the] calendar. It’s an appointment to get the court to set a trial six months later… This is not happening any time soon.”

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