Celebrity couples get divorced just like any other couple in Maryland and elsewhere around the country. Every couple going through a split faces similar issues, including property division, spousal or child support, and child custody. The biggest difference is that celebrities often have every detail of their breakup documented in the media. While most news sources are quick to provide sordid accounts of the messiest marital conflicts, one recent article praised the way one famous couple has continued to co-parent, following their divorce.
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt issued a statement in Aug. 2017 that they would be separating. At the time, they said that they would continue to parent their son, Jack, together, even though they would not be a couple anymore. They wanted him to know that he had two parents who loved him very much and that they would both be involved in his life.
Faris and Pratt’s shared custody arrangement has been touted by child experts who strongly believe children fare much better long-term when both parents have an active presence in their lives. This arrangement has come a long way from the time when courts tended to favor mothers when granting custody. Fathers often saw their children on weekends and some holidays. While there is likely hurt and bitterness present following a divorce, the ex-spouses will hopefully put the best interest of the children first and work toward a situation where both parents are actively involved.
While celebrity divorces may be tabloid fodder, there are unique issues that arise when any couple decides to end a marriage. A Maryland divorce attorney can offer guidance when addressing questions regarding child custody or any other topic. A knowledgeable lawyer will work on a client’s behalf to seek a favorable outcome in the divorce proceedings.