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Actress Melanie Lynskey files for divorce

Many couples turn to separation as they seek time to understand their current situation and what led up to them considering divorce. Separation allows the couple to experience the single life for a time and this is as common for celebrities as it is for many other couples. If couples fail to reconcile during a separation, they should to seek to understand how divorce guidelines and family law matters regarding property division and other issues may directly impact their case.

Our readers in Texas may be interested in this recent story of celebrity separation and divorce. Actress Melanie Lynskey, famous for her role on Two and a Half Men, has filed for divorce from her celebrity husband, Jimmi Simpson. Lynskey filed divorce papers in late September, citing irreconcilable differences as the impetus for the divorce. The couple had been separated since April. Lynskey and her husband Jimmi Simpson originally met on the set of Rose, a mini-series based on the story by renowned horror writer Stephen King. They were married for five years prior to the filing last month.

Some couples may experience an epiphany that leads to reconciliation during separation, but those who do not should to work to ensure that their divorce documentation leaves as little room as possible for dispute. Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, clear documents and supporting information can help remove ambiguity and limit the likelihood of a return to court to request modifications to the initial divorce agreement.

Seeking a modification of a divorce agreement can be difficult in many states, thus it is important to ensure the original agreement works for you for the long-term. An experienced divorce attorney is well prepared to ask the tough questions that many people going through a divorce may not initially consider due to the emotional aspects and challenges many divorces present. For most people, unlike what may appear to be the norm for Hollywood celebrities, divorce is not something a person goes through very often in life so it is important to ensure it is done right.

Source: The Christian Post, "Melanie Lynskey Divorce: 'Two and a Half Men' Actress Files for Divorce After 5 Years," Daniel Blake, Oct. 7, 2012

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