Divorce can be a complex affair, in Massachusetts and across the country. Actress Laurie Metcalf and her actor-husband, Matt Roth are about to confront a number of important matrimonial issues between them. Roth filed for divorce on September 12 after a six-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
One important issue in this high net-worth divorce may be child custody, as Roth has requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple’s three children.
The former “Roseanne” star has many movie credits, as well as three Emmy Awards. She has also appeared on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Desperate Housewives.” Roth has most recently starred in the new television series “Private Practice,” with other notable appearances to his name as well.
Although it is always unfortunate to hear about a couple seeking a divorce, it should also be put into perspective. Current statistics continue to show that more than half of all marriages result in divorce, and there is no shame in ending a broken marriage. There are times when a couple simply realizes they cannot live together any longer. Instead of living together in dissonance, they choose to make the move towards a formal dissolution of their marriage and a division of their marital property.
Often, high net worth divorces make headlines, as they involve extraordinary sums of money or property. A Massachusetts attorney experienced in all aspects of divorce law, including complex property division and tax considerations, may assist in protecting legal rights and fighting for a fair and equitable resolution of all outstanding issues.
Source: Contact Music, “Laurie Metcalf – Laurie Metcalf’s Husband Files For Divorce After 6 Years,” Sept. 23, 2011