Divorce can become a living embodiment of hell. Bitterness and spite often rule over calm minds and co-parenting. That's why it's so refreshing to see a celebrity couple get it right, for once.
Though they long since separated, the duo vowed to remain best friends while raising their daughter Coco, reports TMZ. Their divorce, while unusual, has been marked with peace and a distinct lack of legal dispute.
The paperwork, available courtesy of TMZ, was filed out back in March and filed on June 8, 2012. David, representing himself, sued for a divorce based on irreconcileable differences.
Courteney, also representing herself, responded with her own paperwork days later, marking an anti-climactic end to twelve-and-a-half years of marriage.
Days later, on Courteney's birthday, the duo was seen having lunch with their 7-year-old daughter. There have been no signs of animosity, no public rants, and no fight over the children. They simply filed a quickie uncontested divorce.
Though not all divorce battles can be this easy, as custody, property issues, and a lifetime of possessions have to be split, as well as emotions dealt with, Courteney and David's marriage and divorce serves as a reminder that terminating a marriage doesn't have to be a knock-down, no-holds-barred battle between bitter ex-spouses and their attorneys.
For those with no unresolved property or custody issues, the uncontested divorce is an option. If there are property issues, or custody issues, or if the paperwork is simply too complicated, mediation or hiring a single attorney to process the paperwork is an alternative solution to the divorce litigation process.
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