Oh, say it ain’t so! Of all the Hollywood couples, I thought for sure Courteney Cox and David Arquette would last. It seems this week is the week of celebrity couple separations and divorce. Two days ago, I heard about the divorce between Ben Harper and Laura Dern, yesterday it was Courteny Cox and David Arquette and today, its Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman. Ahh, that’s too bad for all the couples. In my opinion, the most shocking of all is that of Courteney and David.
Turns out that although the couple have not officially filed for divorce, David and Courteney are going through a “trial separation”. The couple cite the reason for the separation is to “better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage.” A trial separation is not uncommon in people on the path to a potential divorce. Sometimes couple separate and reconcile numerous times before actually going through with the final divorce. The biggest legal impact of numerous separations and reconciliations would be the selection of the date of separation and when to apportion assets and debts for purposes of property division. All in all, hopefully individuals who go through a trial separation eventually reconcile. Only time will tell.
In any event, going through a separation or divorce is not easy. It can especially be stressful of children are involved. Contact an Orange County divorce attorney for more information.