Divorces rarely stem from a single issue or complication. Even apparently marriage-ending crisis may only accent underlying problems, and this is as true for celebrities as most other families. Understanding the factors that lead to divorce and how to proceed with divorce proceedings when irreconcilable differences arise can help expedite the process and lessen the strain on a family.
Our readers in Austin, Texas, may be interested in this story about Californian governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger spoke at length on 60 Minutes about his marriage to prominent activist Maria Shriver and how the divorce affected his family.
Schwarzenegger cited the pressures of being a governor and juggling his gubernatorial time schedule as a major contributing factor in the divorce. He admitted that his infidelity and fathering of a child outside of the relationship also dramatically changed the relationship that he had with his wife, but he stopped short of conjecturing how the discovery of a son born out-of-wedlock may have affected the two children that he has with Shriver.
Divorce can often seem a confusing and complicated event, especially when it involves high-asset families that may find their selves thrust into the limelight as they deal with the emotions and conflicts that arise from the dissolution of a marriage.
Those involved in divorce proceedings should seek to understand not only where the necessity of the divorce originates from, but also where they plan to end up in the near future. A good family law attorney can help place those things into perspective.
Source: CBS News, “Schwarzenegger talks divorce, strains of office,” Oct. 1, 2012