3 Divorce Lessons To Learn From The Latest Celebrity Cases

When celebrity news hits, it's often about which couple has recently announced a divorce. Some divorces are shocking, and some are expected. No matter the case, there is always a lesson to be learned about divorce. Here are a few lessons you can glean from recent celebrity divorces:

1. Like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, you can reach a settlement.

After more than two months, the "conscious uncoupling" has come to an end. The divorce seems amicable, which is something most couples try to achieve when they  have children. In this case, the two came together to sign an agreement that stated neither would ask for spousal support and that they would split custody of the children. In spite of the fact that the two celebrities ended a 10 year marriage, they came together with an agreement. Divorces do not have to be contested or ugly, but you may have to compromise in regard to spousal support or property division in order to achieve this.

2. Some divorces require a restraining order.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp announced a split, with Heard citing that Depp was emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive against her. The allegations may ring familiar to many other men and women going through divorce, serving as a reminder that a family attorney can be a positive resource for questions regarding divorce on the grounds of abuse.

3. Drug and alcohol abuse often play a role in divorce.

If there is anything to be learned about the divorce of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, it is that trying to help a partner cope with drug or alcohol abuse is exhausting. Not everybody wants to be helped, and it is often necessary for one with substance abuse problems to want to help themselves. In Khloe's situation, it may be healthier to take a step away after trying to help. Addiction can take hold of a marriage and turn it into a toxic situation, especially if children are involved. An attorney can keep the safety of the children in mind as they approach the divorce.

Whether you are a celebrity or not, divorce is a messy situation. It can be difficult to remove yourself from a bad situation, but divorce is often the best solution. If you have problems about divorce in a situation like those detailed above, speaking with your attorney is a wise choice. Even in a friendly divorce, mediation can be helpful in helping all parties achieve their goals and avoid a messy court battle. Contact a divorce lawyer in your area for more information.