When you're thinking about filing for divorce in Pasadena, it's tempting to read stories of nasty celebrity breakups and think that there's no way to divorce and remain on good terms with your ex. However, even though the messiest celebrity splits make headlines, there are plenty of celeb couples who have decided to take the high road and make their split as painless as possible.
Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli finalized their divorce in June 2013. They have a 50-50 custody agreement for their three daughters and have agreed to fund a joint bank account to be used for taking care of the girls.
Mayim Bialik and husband Michael Stone announced their divorce in November 2012. They were married for nine years and have two young boys together. The couple practices attachment parenting and enlisted the help of a child specialist to look for ways to make the transition from one home to two easier for the children.
Russell Brand and Katy Perry were only married for 14 months before their 2012 divorce, but Brand was entitled to $20 million of Perry's earnings because the couple didn't have a prenup. However, he waived his right to seek any spousal support.
David Arquette and Courteney Cox filed for divorce in June 2012 after 13 years of marriage. They have an 8 year old daughter, Coco. The couple share joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, but Arquette did not ask for spousal support or child support. They remained on amicable terms throughout their separation and state they are committed to being positive role models for their daughter.
What can the average person learn from these celeb splits? Even though divorce is difficult and stressful, being willing to compromise goes a long way towards making the most of a trying situation. Compromise is especially important when you have children together, as both you and your ex will need to be working together as co-parents once the divorce is finalized.
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