Is marriage dissolution the new Hollywood trend? Katy Perry, Kobe Bryant, Zooey Deschanel, Mena Suvari and Kenny G are just some of the people that have recently headlined the news. As Illinois residents know, no one really wants to go through the process of divorce; however, recently, another well-known celebrity couple has decided to call it quits.
Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are ending their seven-year marriage. According to reports, Seal feels that his wife has been too concerned with her career, specifically Klum's television projects. On the other hand, Klum complains of Seal's excessive partying habits during the past year. Sources say that the singer has been away on various concert tours.
Within the divorce process, one must deal with many financial and legal quandaries. Furthermore, resolutions involving children can also be tricky. Many divorces involve custody and visitation disputes over the kids. Seal and Klum are parents to three children, and Klum also has a daughter from a former relationship. The couple has issued a statement regarding their family: "This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition."
It seems like the singer and model are taking a very agreeable approach to their separation. Nevertheless, the process can be overwhelming and exhausting. If you are confronting a recent divorce or separation, perhaps you want to speak to an attorney about your legal and financial options.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times, "Heidi Klum, Seal ready to say 'Auf Wiedersehen,'" Bill Zwecker, Jan. 22, 2012