Washington divorce: Many parents decide to part as friends

In many ways, celebrities are just like other people. They have families and, therefore, family problems as well. Many celebrity marriages end in divorce, just as thousands of other couples in Washington who would rather go their separate ways than stay in unhappy relationships. This is basically what Zooey Deschanel and her estranged husband, Jacob Pechenik reportedly have decided to do.

Deschanel and Pechenik have two toddler-age children together. Pechenik is the one who filed a divorce petition. He has requested shared legal and physical custody of his children. Some say it is likely that Deschanel's newly announced romance with another man was a causal factor in Pechenik's decision to take legal action.

Pechenik recently spoke to reporters, stating that he and Deschanel have determined they are better off maintaining a business relationship and a co-parenting relationship. He said they are still friends but have decided that they do not work well as a married couple. Most people would agree that it helps to forge a strong bond when a couple shares common interests. Deschanel reportedly has a lot in common with her new partner, such as a love of music, theater and more.

On the other hand, couples who drift apart or do not have a lot in common may wind up choosing to divorce rather than stay in a relationship that has stagnated. Even Washington parents who have the best intentions of amicably resolving custody issues can benefit from experienced guidance and legal support. Such support can be found by requesting a meeting with an experienced family law attorney.

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