Song Joong Ki recently filed for divorce from his wife, Song Hye Kyo, and it appears the divorce procedure will begin very soon. News reports claim that the first date is set for July, and it may take weeks or months before they are legally divorced.
However, Song Joong Ki’s lawyer previously explained that the couple has already decided on much of the framework so a lawsuit is unlikely to happen. Although they both agreed to the divorce, many wondered why Song Joong Ki did not file for an uncontested divorce.
Divorce lawyer Kang Shin Up explained that it was most likely because the pair wanted to avoid the media during their divorce procedures.
During an uncontested divorce, the couple would have to personally attend. Getting seen attending these meetings wouldn’t be ideal for famous celebrities.
They could send a representative in their stead if they file for an adjusted divorce. That’s why [famous people] usually file for an adjusted divorce.
— Kang Shin Up
Song Joong Ki first announced his plans to divorce Song Hye Kyo, and she soon followed with her own statement claiming that they were unable to overcome the differences in their personalities.