Divorce is no funny business for two big-name comedians that have been separated for over a year-and-a-half now. Comedian Will Arnett finally filed for divorce from his funny-woman wife, Amy Poehler, who has appeared on “SNL” and “Parks and Recreation.” He is apparently seeking joint custody of their two sons, a similar request that many divorcing individuals in Texas make.
Only recently did 43-year-old Arnett — star of the wildly popular “Arrested Development” TV show — actually file for the divorce from his second wife, 42-year-old Amy Poehler. The comedic actor wants not only joint legal custody of the couple’s two sons, but join physical custody as well. Visitation rights were also included in the papers.
The parents of two young boys, the couple was married for nine years before things appear to have gone sour. In the fall of 2012, the two decided to call it quits, and separated. It is unclear how custody of the couple’s children has been shared up until this point.
While some individuals may find celebrity divorces difficult to relate to as there is generally a larger amount of assets to deal with than normal, they can still shine an accurate spotlight into the world of divorce. These divorces are often well-reported stage-by-stage, from the initial separation to the filing of the divorce papers and even further, often following the couple through mediation. Individuals in Texas who may be facing a divorce may face a lesser amount of property and assets to divide, but will still face many similar issues as a more famous couple. Fortunately, property division laws entitle each partner to a fair and equitable division of assets.