As Peter Facinelli’s career takes off with the Twilight movies, it causes much stress and tension for his personal life as he just filed for dissolution of marriage from Jennie Garth. The documents were recently filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and Facinelli cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Facinelli cites a date of separation of January 1, 2012 (which was 3 months prior to the public annoucement).
Regarding child custody and visitation, Facinelli is seeking joint legal and joint physical custody of the parties’ three minor children.
Jennie Garth also filed her Response to the Los Angeles County divorce petition. Garth is also requesting joint legal and joint physical custody of the children and that her maiden name be restored.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, considering the parties have three minor children, these two will have to work on a reasonable parenting plan that gives both parents 50% physical custody.
Additionally, the parties will have to deal with issues relating to Los Angeles County child support, spousal support and property division.
If you are contemplating filing for divorce in Los Angeles or Orange County, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.