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Many surprised as "New Girl" star ends marriage

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

As readers of this blog likely know, the breakup of a marriage is often difficult. Few people go into a marriage ever expecting to file for divorce, but the simple reality is that many Texas marriages end that way. Fortunately, not everyone who goes through a divorce has to see the details of the separation reported in national news. Celebrities, however, often have that very experience. Still, for others who aren't in the limelight, celebrity divorces can offer important discussion points that can help individuals make the best decisions possible when it comes to dissolving a marriage.

With that in mind, Texans considering divorce may be interested in the recent news that Zooey Deschanel, the 31-year-old star of the hit TV show "New Girl," has filed for divorce after two years of marriage. The actress was married to the 35-year-old lead singer of the band Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard. Neither Deschanel nor Gibbard have offered a reason for the divorce, but it has been reported that the breakup was mutual.

Recent tales of the couple's early romance serve to illustrate how individuals often change a great deal over time. People grow apart, and it becomes necessary for both individuals to make a plan that improves a certain standard of living the marriage is likely lowering. People who are seeking divorce often need sympathetic and experienced legal counsel to ensure that a party's best interests are properly represented. In cases where children are involved, complex custody and child support issues can arise, and not everyone going through a divorce is immediately equipped with the appropriate knowledge to ensure the best outcome. Celebrity divorces like Deschanel's also remind us that considerable assets may be involved in dissolving a marriage. But no matter the size of one's bank account or the amount of property owned, it is extremely important that the division of assets is equitable to all parties involved. In the case of Zooey Deschanel, it will certainly be interesting to see how these matters unfold.

Source: newsinbox.net, "Zooey Deschanel divorces after two years of marriage," Stacy Mueller, Nov. 2, 2011

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