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High-profile musical couple files for divorce

Any marriage in Washington State and across the country can have its ups and downs. When the marriage involves a high-profile couple -- especially one in the entertainment industry -- there are even more issues that might be in dispute and have to be sorted out as at the end of a marriage. With hefty assets, property, children and other factors, this kind of divorce might be fodder for gossip columns, but it can also provide a blueprint for any high asset divorce.

The lead singer of the musical group No Doubt, Gwen Stefani and her husband, the lead singer of the musical group, Bush, Gavin Rossdale, have announced their plans to divorce. The couple has been married since 2002 and has three children ages 9, 6 and 1. Ms. Stefani recently spoke about the difficulty that married life presented for a couple like she and Mr. Rossdale. Ms. Stefani is also a judge on the NBC show, "The Voice." The couple is seeking joint custody of their children.

While a divorce between well-known people might have different issues that a more conventional divorce would not, there are remarkable similarities between them. When there are assets that can be accrued by a wealthy couple, a high asset divorce presents different challenges. Prenuptial agreements might have been signed. If they were not, it can be a tough road to go through who owns what and which party will receive and keep various assets. These divorces can be contentious or they can be amicable. Regardless of the circumstances, any divorce carries with it many factors that have to be considered.

With Ms. Stefani and Mr. Rossdale, there has been widespread surprise that their longstanding relationship has ended. But, as with workaday people, marriages can sometimes run their course and it is preferable to end it rather than move forward in an unhappy situation. Those who are considering the end of a marriage should remember that one of the keys to a successful resolution is to seek advice from a legal professional as soon as possible.

Source: KTIC, "Gwen Stefani And Gavin Rossdale To Divorce," Aug. 4, 2015

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