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Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel files for divorce

Reality TV shows fascinate many viewers. Most viewers return weekly to learn about what has transpired in the lives of the stars of the reality shows they watch. Michigan fans of reality TV shows will find it interesting to learn that Bethenny Frankel, star of the show "Bethenny Ever After," has filed for divorce after a two-year marriage.

Frankel and her husband reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement in 2010, and the judge presiding over the case is likely to honor the terms. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter together, and Bethenny is requesting primary physical custody of her. The TV star is reportedly worth between $25 and $55 million, but she is asking her husband, a real estate agent, to pay child support. Further, she wants him to cover all the medical and dental expenses for not only their daughter but also her. Despite all their differences, reportedly the TV star wants an amicable solution.

The divorce legal issues of child custody, child support, health insurance and more are not confined to celebrity divorce. Anyone undergoing a divorce will likely face these issues. If a couple has a prenuptial agreement, a judge may enforce its terms. In the absence of a prenuptial, for some divorcing couples, property division may get complex. In such cases, seeking expert advice on the matter for an equitable division of assets such as financial accounts, retirement funds and business interests may be crucial for both sides.

Divorce proceeding can take a both an emotional and financial toll on the parties. For both the psychological and financial health of the divorcing couple, considering the cost of divorce and seeking affordable and amicable but equitable solutions may be in the best interest of all involved.

Source: The Christian Post, "Bethenny Frankel Divorce Details: Reality Star Wants Child Support, Life Insurance," Benge Nsednduluka, Jan. 7, 2013

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