Whether couples get married in Las Vegas or somewhere else in the U.S., the unfortunate reality is that it may end. Those facing the end of a marriage may find that they may hear a lot of advice well-meaning friends and family regarding every aspect of divorce disputes, from property division to child custody. There may be another, unlikely source of advice, however, that divorcing couples may not want to overlook, according to experts: Celebrity news.
When famous actors, athletes or musicians part ways with their spouse, it often becomes front-page news. Despite the fact that celebrity assets are typically much more substantial than the average couple's, procedures regarding division of marital property remain the same. This holds true for real estate, shared belongings and intellectual property alike. As improbable as it may seem, relationship experts believe that those going through the divorce process can find useful tidbits of advice from reading about the splits of their favorite celebrity couples.
Actress Jennifer Garner, for instance, waited until exactly 10 years of marriage had passed before filing for divorce from husband Ben Affleck. Professionals believe that the length of time could have been purposeful, in order to guarantee Garner her fair share of marital assets. Some celebrities, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, chose to put their creative career on hold during the divorce process so that they would not have to share those earnings with their former spouse.
Divorce is often an emotionally trying experience, with many details to consider. During this time, it may be a good idea to seek the advice of a legal professional. An attorney may decide to assist divorcing couples in creating a plan for division of property as well as matters regarding alimony and visitation plans if the couple has children under the age of 18.