What Happens If Amber Heard Can't Pay $10.35 Million Damages to Johnny Depp

When jurors mostly sided with Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Judge reduced $15 million awarded to Depp to $10.35 million

(Based on Virginia state law that limits punitive damages)

Hurd was awarded $2 million in damages in her defamation lawsuit.

Attorney Ellen Breedhoft said this Thursday morning that Heard's next step is to appeal the verdict.

And confirmed that the actress can "absolutely not" pay the amount of damages.

Breedhoft noted in its closing arguments last week that Hurd, 36, had so far paid more than $6 million in legal costs for the lawsuit.

Legal analyst Emily D. Baker tells People what can happen if Heard is unable to meet those payments.