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What Couples Need to Learn from The Jolie-Pitt Divorce

Orange County divorce lawyers; The Maggio Law FirmWhen one of the hottest and most influential celebrity couples in Hollywood, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, called it quits last year, it was bound to make it to the headlines of every form of media for quite some time. And while the gruesome details of the sensational separation intrigued many, there was more than just entertainment to be extracted from the whole episode. According to experts, there are several ways in which the “Brangelina” divorce could be touted as a learning experience for even the non-celebrity couples who are planning to part ways. Have a look!

Second or third marriages are more susceptible to end in divorce than the first

Studies indicate that couples that have already had bitter experiences in their previous relationships that ended in a divorce are more likely to experience the same in their future alliances as well. For instance, Angelina Jolie was married twice before she got hitched with Brad, who was also married to Jennifer Aniston. The fact is that when you ignore the red flags in your partner and carry your own unresolved issues to a new relationship, there are tremendous chances of its failure.

Strive to keep the details of your divorce private

Despite the fact that the sensational Brangelina split garnered extensive media attention, the duo decided to choose their words with caution and released well thought of statements on the divorce. Although your divorce might not be the most scandalous news for the daily tabloid in your town, it always helps to keep the ugly details of it between you and your attorneys. After all, there are plenty of next door neighbors who are just waiting to sniff a controversy and create skewed rumors out of it.

Keep your parental conflict away from your kids

While Jolie filed for the full physical custody of all the six kids, the couple eventually decided upon a temporary divorce agreement. Experts say that regardless of who gets to keep the kids, it is important to protect your little ones from the ugly details of your disputes and conflicts. You cannot bad mouth the other parent in front of your kid and expect him/her to grow up into an emotionally healthy adult.

While the marriage might be over, you will still be the parents for your kids

Both Jolie and Pitt announced their intentions to put their family before their personal disagreements and conflict. You must know that although you have given up on your wedding vows, your kids haven’t given up on you as their parent. Co-parenting will be the one most important aspect that you and your ex-spouse will have to work on forever in life.

Remember, no divorce is perfect. And, no divorce has a happy ending. It is just a few things that you can take care of to smooth out the process and take away the sting from it.

Getting divorced in California can be complicated.  Download our free eBook, 18 Important Things to Know About California Divorce to educate yourself on the process.  

divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.

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