Nobody can say David Duchovny and Tea Leoni didn't try.
Duchovny, whom Baton Rouge readers will remember from "The X-Files"
and "Californication," and Leoni, the star of "Deep Impact"
and "Spanglish," were married for 17 years -- practically an
eternity in Hollywood.
By all accounts, it wasn't an easy marriage. Duchovny went to rehab,
reportedly both for substance abuse, and is widely reported to have committed
Even so, the two stuck it out for a long time, working on their marriage
with therapists and helping each other through tough times. They separated
twice, once in 2008 and 2011, but reconciled each time.
At some point, though, enough was enough. It was learned in mid-August
that the two had quietly divorced in June.
The two actors settled the terms of their divorce amicably. Leoni will
have primary physical custody of their two children, a 12-year-old son
and 15-year-old daughter. Duchovny will pay Leoni an estimated $48,333
a month in spousal and child support.
As a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer, I couldn't help but notice that Leoni
and Duchovny separate calmly and, apparently, gently, even though their
marriage was rocky at times. I hope my readers see that as proof that
not all divorces are nasty, drawn-out affairs. In fact, I work with many
clients who divorce politely, calmly and with dignity.
If you have been questioning the health of your marriage, it isn't
a bad idea at all to seek out information about your options. You are
contact us when it is convenient for you; we'd be happy to review your case and
highlight potential options.