DIVORCE
10/22/2012 04:10 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2012

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher: Money Is Slowing Down Divorce Proceedings

It's been nearly a year since Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore announced their split and yet neither spouse has officially filed divorce papers, leaving many people wondering what's taking so long.

According to the New York Post, disagreements regarding the financial terms of the divorce settlement may be to blame for the hold-up.

"Two And A Half Men" star Kutcher was the highest-paid actor on TV last year, raking in some $24 million -- considerably more than Moore. However, he reportedly does not want to give his estranged wife a big pay-out in the divorce settlement. Sources told the New York Post that the couple's lawyers are trying to negotiate the settlement privately to avoid going before a judge in what would no doubt be a very public court dispute.

Moore announced her plans to divorce Kutcher in November 2011, after rumors circulated that he had a one-night stand with a 22-year-old woman in San Diego during the couple's sixth anniversary weekend.

Recently, Kutcher has been seen with actress Mila Kunis -- his former "That '70s Show" co-star -- sparking rumors that the pair are dating, though neither has confirmed the relationship.

If Kutcher is forced to fork over a large settlement, he certainly wouldn't be the first star to do so. Click through the slides below to see six other expensive splits.

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