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Putting kids first is important lesson of celebrity divorce

It might be all but impossible for anyone in Virginia or the rest of the country to be unaware of the fact that two of Hollywood's biggest celebrity's have recently entered into the process of a major divorce. Once the gossip magazine headlines are pushed to the side, it can actually be beneficial for non-celebrity couples to actually take a moment and learn a few things from this highly publicized and seemingly like-no-other divorce. The fact of the matter is that even a celebrity divorce can be very much like any other couple's divorce.

First and foremost, nobody is immune to a failed marriage. That said, there are some factors that may exacerbate a couple's likelihood of experiencing a divorce instead of a marriage. Most people have heard statistics indicating that second or third marriages have higher divorce rates than first mariages. The celebrity husband was married once before his current marriage and the wife had been married two times prior. In addition, their relationship spawned from an affair while the husband was still married to his first wife. Those are far from ideal circumstances on which to build a stable and long-term future.

Perhaps one of the most poignant lessons that people can learn is the importance of putting kids first. This particular celebrity couple are parents to six children, all of whom need their parents just like any children do. Divorcing spouses must work hard to find ways of protecting children during a divorce.

Working with an attorney when getting divorced may be a helpful way for Virginia parents to keep the needs of children a priority during a difficult divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, "6 Lessons Every Couple Can Learn From Brangelina's Divorce," Brittany Wong, Sept. 30, 2016

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