The long-running divorce saga of actors Sean Penn and Robin Wright appears, finally, to have reached an end. According to People magazine and other celebrity-watching publications, the couple received their final California divorce decree last week.
Penn and Wright originally began divorce proceedings in 2007, at which point they had been married 11 years, but suspended that process after four months. After the apparent reconciliation, People reports, “Penn… filed for legal separation in April 2009 before the couple again temporarily reunited in May. Wright later finally filed for divorce in August.”
Put another way, celebrity divorces, like those of other people, can sometimes be drawn-out on again-off again affairs. Penn and Wright have a daughter who is now an adult, though she was still a minor when their legal saga began three years ago. Another child, a son, is 17 and, therefore, still subject to whatever California child custody agreement the pair have worked out (media reports say there is a final settlement, but give no details). As for whether the couple have managed to remain amicable through to the end of the process, that appears to depend on whom one asks. As People notes, Wright’s comments to the media about Penn have been more charitable recently than what he has had to say about her.
Whether a split promises to be quick and relatively simple or long and complicated (some, of course, start out one way and then change) the assistance of a Los Angeles, San Bernardino or Orange County divorce lawyer is a crucial part of navigating any trip through the Southern California family court system. An Orange County divorce lawyer can help you sort through difficult issues of child custody and visitation, community property, spousal and child support and alimony, to name only a few.
A good Orange County divorce attorney is also both a compassionate professional confidante and a zealous advocate for your rights whether negotiating with your ex or laying out your case before a judge in Orange County family court. Contacting an experienced Southern California divorce lawyer today is the essential first step toward making the often-painful process of divorce tolerable.
Monsters & Critics: Sean Penn’s Divorce Finalised