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.
If there's anything our Fort Myers readers have learned from celebrity divorces in the news, it's that couples who seem claim to be committed to each other forever often end up splitting up almost immediately. Because some well-documented celebrity marriages don't last very long, it's noteworthy when one makes it almost four decades before coming to an end.
A recent report tells the story of what can happen when a Florida couple decides to end a relationship amicably. It is the story of a seemingly rare happy break-up, where two people decide to divorce but do not spend years fighting it out in court. It is because they engaged in collaborative divorce, a process designed to work out details like child support and spousal support without the undue influence of the courts.