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Divorce issues faced by celebrities not dissimilar to average

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It might be difficult for the average citizen to imagine a flashy, publicized celebrity divorce having anything in common with the experience of a so-called "normal" couple. However, Texas residents might be surprised to learn that certain "tricks of the trade" can help regular people work through divorce issues as much as they help the stars. Here are a few options to consider. 

Generally speaking, celebrities release joint statements indicating their plans to end their marriages. For the Hollywood elite, this is to eliminate or curb gossip and speculation as to the nature of their separation and the reasons for it. Interestingly, this can work just as well for an average couple dealing with nosy or well-meaning family and friends. 

Attached to this, maintaining a positive, unified front can lead both individuals involved in the divorce down a safer road as well. While some professionals advocate "venting" in private during such an emotional time, keeping such vitriol private and away from both the negotiation table and social media can make a big difference. By staying professional, both individuals are committing to deal with their divorce in a timely, dispassionate manner in order to facilitate expediency and allow for a minimum of ugliness in the courtroom. 

Divorce issues are fundamentally a human experience, and this applies just as much to the Brad Pitts and Miranda Lamberts of the world as it does to any resident of Texas. Working together toward a common goal, though it may be one of the last acts of solidarity a couple might share, can be hugely beneficial to both parties. Keeping things professional means keeping a divorce filing efficient and hopefully rapid. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "How to Handle Your Divorce Like a Celebrity", Honoree Corder, Aug. 4, 2015

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