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Wife of in-rehab singer Cassidy files for divorce

It should come as no surprise to Florida residents that celebrities often run into the same kinds of marital difficulties as anyone else. Celebrity divorces, of course, are often fodder for media outlets, so even if the reasons for a split are similar to everyday people, the actual divorce is often played out in front of a wide audience.

This is what's going on with David Cassidy, former teen heartthrob and singer best known for his work in "The Partridge Family." Cassidy, who is a resident of Florida, made headlines not long ago when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving -- his third such arrest. Now, his wife of 23 years has apparently had enough: she has filed for divorce from the 63-year-old entertainer.

Some people might view this as a case of a man being kicked when he's down, but Cassidy's wife -- who has been with the singer-actor for almost three decades -- was quoted as saying she was relieved that her husband was getting help for his substance abuse issues. Cassidy went to rehab shortly after his arrest near the Los Angeles International Airport.

The divorce case is still in its nascent stages, but one media outlet said that Cassidy's wife had at least been contemplating such a move for a while. If so, she may have had time to take stock of the couple's financial situation and figure out how she might like her case to proceed. Obviously, it is of critical importance for divorcing spouses to be prepared, particularly when there is a great deal of wealth involved.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "David Cassidy's wife files for divorce after 23 years of marriage," Christie D'Zurilla, Feb. 11, 2014

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