Another day, another celebrity divorce. This time it involves actress, Zooey Deschanel. Deschanel, age 31, filed for divorce on December 27, 2011 from Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard, 35, according to court documents. The couple married in 2009 and list the date of separation to be October 31, 2011.
From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s perspective, the couple were only married for 2 years or so. In California, same is considered a short term marriage and the recipient of spousal support would only be entitled to receive same for 1/2 of the length of the marriage.
Additionally, I do not believe the couple have any minor children together so issues pertaining to child custody, visitation and child support would not be applicable here.
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