Mandy Moore and Ryan AdamsFt. Lauderdale, FL-Another celebrity marriage bites the dust! Today news broke that singer/songwriter Mandy Moore is getting a divorce from her husband of six years, Ryan Adams.

Moore, 30 and Ryan, 40, tied the knot in 2009 in Savannah, Georgia, according to Radaronline who broke the story. Since they tied the knot the two singers have collaborated on a number of music projects together. They, however, did not have any children together so their divorce won’t be as complicated as some.

“Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage of almost 6 years,” reps for the duo said in a joint statement, according to E! “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.”

While their marriage seemed copasetic, signs that is was crumbling surfaced last September when Adams refused to answer questions about his marriage, Radaronline reported.

Divorce lawyers aren’t kidding when they refer to January as divorce month.

This week alone news broke that James Caan filed for divorce from his wife of 18 years. For the third!! He withdrew the previous filings, but you know what they say: “Third time is a charm.” So, we’ll see if he sticks with his decision this time.

Also this week, news that actor Patrick Dempsey’s wife Jillian Fink filed for divorce surfaced. She cited irreconcilable differences as her reason to end their 15-year marriage.

Earlier in January, Nick Cannon filed for divorce from Mariah Carey; celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis announced her divorce from fashion designer Todd Thompson; and actor Gary Oldman filed for divorce from his much younger wife.

Divorce attorneys often refer to January as divorce month because divorce filings spike and remain high for the next couple of months. James McLaren, president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, told the Wall Street Journal that many people wait for January to file because they know between Thanksgiving and New Year’s there are few court dates available.

Divorcing earlier in the year is also a pragmatic choice that will affect your personal finances and taxes. December 31st marks the end of the tax year for the U.S. so by waiting to divorce until the beginning of new year allows a couple to file joint taxes for the previous year and still enjoy the tax breaks they get as a couple.

Divorce is difficult mo matter when you file; it’s hard on everyone involved. If you’ve come to the realization that your marriage isn’t going to last you need to speak with a divorce attorney as soon as you are able. There are so many issues you and your spouse have to settle that is helps having the advice and guidance of an expert.

A divorce attorney will help you unravel your finances from your estranged spouse and secure your financial future. They will also help you and your spouse come up with satisfactory child custody arrangements.