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Actress divorces husband after 16 years of marriage

People in Illinois who are considering the end of a marriage might take refuge in the fact that some marriages end regardless of the financial circumstances of the particular couple. Wealthy and famous people can have their marriages come apart just as regular workaday people. One of the main differences is that such partings will be played out in public and might be a high asset divorce. No matter the situation, those who have significant assets need to be cognizant of how a divorce can affect them in the short and long term.

Actress Debra Messing and her now-former husband Daniel Zelman have ended their marriage after 16 years. The couple has an 11-year-old son. The divorce had been ongoing for three years and they had separated after being married nine years. In an unusual situation, they continued living together even after they decided to end their marriage. Ms. Messing, 47, known for her Emmy-award winning role on the sitcom "Will and Grace," has agreed to a custody arrangement with Mr. Zelman. Mr. Zelman is a producer in the entertainment industry.

Divorce legal issues are strangely universal whether it is a couple that lives on the East Coast, the West Coast or in Illinois; whether they are prominent and wealthy or normal working people. No matter the kind of divorce it is, what is paramount is to make certain that the children are protected and that the parties resolve every issue involved.

In this case, two people who have made names for themselves in the entertainment industry decided to conclude their marriage after two decades together and 16 years of marriage. While this seems to be an amicable parting, that is not always the case when there is a high asset divorce. With any divorce, the first call that should be made is to an experienced attorney.

Source:, "Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman are officially divorced, Annie Martin, March 4, 2016

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