Actor Tom Arnold navigating 4th divorce

Many people in Washington and across the country believe that people who get divorced are prone to do it again should they remarry. Those who do think so might agree that TV personality Tom Arnold's personal life is evidence of it. Arnold filed for divorce on a recent Wednesday -- from his fourth wife.

Arnold says his wife moved out of the house several years ago. Since then, he has been raising their two sons by himself. Arnold says he is fine with that and has asked the court to grant him custody. He also said that he has no hard feelings toward his ex and hopes she pursues her dreams. Arnold has stated that he is thankful for the time he shared with his ex and is more than ready to move forward as a single parent.

The two were married for 10 years. Divorce at age 59, which is Arnold's age is often a bit more complicated than it is for younger spouses. In Arnold's case, he has agreed to mediate the financial terms of his settlement. When there are multiple ex-spouses, it may take some effort to resolve alimony, child support and other financial issues.

In Washington, marital assets in divorce are typically divided 50/50. This is known as operating under community property laws. Any spouse concerned about a prenuptial agreement, spousal support or a particular asset situation can consult an experienced family law attorney for support. An attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of divorce can help a client protect financial interests throughout proceedings.

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