In late March, celebrity couple Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were pursuing a conscious uncoupling. For a divorcing couple, what might that mean?
The media had a field day with the sincere separation statement made on a website maintained by Ms. Paltrow. Married since 2003, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin are the parents of two children, a girl and a boy.
Although a celebrity couple, Ms. Paltrow and Mr. Martin face the timeworn problems of all married couples. How do you keep a love relationship alive? When the flame goes out, how do you get through the division of lives, children and property?
Despite what appears to be a gentle exit to their marriage, the couple will have significant divorce issues to face, including:
At face value, conscious uncoupling is a statement that the couple wishes to do the hard work of divorce responsibly, ending their marital relationship through civilized discussion and agreement.
Mockery aside, if this celebrity couple can transform their married relationship into a healthy arrangement for themselves and their children, they’ll set a good example for other celebrity — and non-celebrity — couples to follow.
When you are considering getting divorced, seek experienced legal advice.
Jacksonville, Florida family law attorney Andrea Jevic also contributed to this blog post.