Heard's hearing on domestic violence claims was scheduled to take place on Friday (17Jun16), but on the eve of the courtroom showdown, it was "advanced and vacated", amid reports the estranged couple are attempting to thrash out a divorce deal.

A temporary restraining order against the actor has been reissued, according to People.com.

Amber has accused her estranged husband of subjecting her to emotional and physical abuse throughout the couple's 15-month marriage - a claim Depp strongly denies.

She showed up to court last month (May16) to request a protection order sporting a bruised face, claiming Depp had thrown an iPhone at her during a final row at the couple's Los Angeles home.

The official hearing on Heard's permanent restraining order request has been rescheduled for 15 and 16 August (16), but a status conference has been set for 2 August (16). The stars are not required to attended the status conference.