Neve Campbell and her husband John Light finalized their California divorce earlier this month, according to celebrity-watching website Contactmusic.com.
The fact that the couple chose Los Angeles County as the venue for their split is noteworthy since neither of them is originally from the United States. Campbell is Canadian, though she has lived in Southern California for many years. Light is British, and is best known for his stage work in England. According to Contactmusic, the California divorce was finalized one day after the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary and 11 months after the original California divorce petition was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The marriage was Campbell’s second. The couple have no children. Granted the international nature of their marriage (according to iMdb Campbell is a UK citizen via her marriage to Light) the choice of California as the venue for their divorce is interesting. The state’s community property laws, combined with the high concentration of celebrity-watching journalists in and around Los Angeles, have long led celebrity couples to seek out other venues when they can. Campbell and Light’s decision to go forward with their divorce here in Southern California reflects a degree of comfort with the California and US systems that many foreign couples o not necessarily share.
From the perspective of an Orange County Divorce Lawyer the real take-away here may be that splitting up in the cleanest, most efficient way possible sometimes takes precedence over venue-shopping. One of the most important things that any Orange County family law attorney offers clients is advice – particularly help in understanding the legal process and helping those assisting a California divorce in the often difficult process of prioritizing their wants and needs.
Any divorce lawyer’s main job is to offer clients the experienced representation they need at every stage of what can often be a lengthy and confusing process. Consulting with an Orange County divorce attorney at an early stage of the process is a crucial first step in keeping any break-up as amicable as possible.
Contactmusic: Neve Campbell Divorces After Wedding Anniversary