Los Angeles, CA- Having the ability to make people laugh doesn’t mean comedian Amy Poehler didn’t feel the sting of her divorce from fellow comedian Will Arnett earlier this year. In her new book, “Yes Please” the Emmy-winning actress and comedian talks about the divorce that ended her marriage.
Arnett and Poehler announced they were separating in September of 2012 with little explanation. Eighteen months later Arnett files for divorce, ending their nine-year marriage was with both parties keeping mum about their split and how their divorce affected them. That is until now with the release of “Yes Please,” excerpts of which were obtained by Hello! magazine.
If you were hoping to get the private details of the divorce, you’re going to be disappointed. Poehler,43, says the reasons for her divorce are “too sad” and “too personal” to talk about. She did say that divorce makes you feel “incredibly alone,” adding “Getting a divorce really sucks!” Indeed!
Arnett, 44, filed for divorce in April of this year citing “irreconcilable differences,” and the couple managed to settled things quietly. They both agreed to share custody of their two sons aged 3 and 5. Poehler said, “I am proud of how my ex-husband Will and I have been taking care of our children.”
Poehler and Arnett appear to have had one of those divorces that are settled through mutual agreements and acceptable compromises. Ideally, all divorces would function this way, but that often isn’t the case. Divorces can get really ugly so each spouse needs a divorce attorney in their corner working to ensure their rights are protected throughout all stages of their divorce.
Divorce is difficult for everyone involved no matter who wanted to end it or why. It’s a painful process on the practical side and on the emotional end of things. The divorcing parties need all the support they can get.
In her memoir, Poehler said of divorce, “Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air.” She wrote, “The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.”
Poehler’s divorce was settled easily without about a bunch of tabloid drama and acrimony. Unfortunately, many couples are unable to settle the terms of their divorce easily and peacefully. When a divorce is becoming ugly, each spouse should retain a divorce attorney to stand by thier side and ensure they are treated fairly in the process.
A divorce attorney is an absolute necessity when child custody is a contentious issue. Your legal counsel places the best interest of your child above all else and will fight ensure their best interests and yours are maintained throughout the divorce process. Your divorce attorney will not only handle the legal aspects of your divorce, they also handle the logistics, such as scheduling court dates and meetings, so you can focus on yourself and your family.