Even the hottest of celebrity romances can come to an end, just like the relationship of any Pennsylvania couple. Jesse Williams, a star of “Grey’s Anatomy”, has filed for divorce from his wife of five years, Aryn Drake-Lee. The two dated for five years before they wed, and they met while Jesse was still a schoolteacher in New York City.
Like many couples dealing with the dissolution of a marital relationship, Williams and Drake-Lee are sorting out the details of their divorce. The split is reportedly amicable. However, there are still questions that could be challenging for any divorcing couple, especially those with children. Williams and Drake-Lee have two children, their 3-year-old daughter, Sadie, and their son Maceo, who is nearly 2 years old.
When Maceo was born, Williams and Drake-Lee were excited about becoming parents again together. Like all couples looking at a future of co-parenting, the two now need to determine custody, parenting plans and child support schedules that work for them and their children. Williams is requesting joint legal and physical custody.
Williams has also filed to terminate Drake-Lee’s spousal support. While their split is not rancorous, they were last seen together in public more than a year before the divorce filing.
Parents going through a dissolution of their marriage will need to wrangle with the division property as well as the deeply emotional issues of child custody and parenting plans. For families with a significantly higher earner, issues of spousal support may also be relevant to divorce proceedings. Because of the complications that come along with even the most amicable divorce, legal advice from a family law attorney can be a real benefit.