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Racecar driver Danica Patrick files for divorce

Divorce is never an easy process. When one of the parties is a celebrity, the process can be even more difficult due to the publicity involved. This may be why celebrities may choose to keep their private lives, including information about a divorce, as confidential as possible, as evidenced by racecar driver Danica Patrick.

The 12-year divorce

When Arizona residents begin divorce proceedings, they often wonder how long it takes to have the whole thing settled, finalized and put behind them. The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the parties involved, their priorities, disputes and interests. In a divorce with simple assets and a willingness to work together to resolve issues, things can move pretty quickly. In a high-asset divorce, or a divorce involving more complicated property and children, as well as hotly-contested issues, it can take much longer to resolve everything. The timeline, for the most part, is in the hands of the parties who are divorcing each other.

The use of prenuptial agreements is on the rise

In Arizona, there are no set legal guidelines when it comes to alimony or spousal maintenance. This area of family law is a bit vague, requiring the court to consider a certain number of factors when deciding on an alimony award. However, couples throughout the country are increasingly relying on prenuptial agreements to decide this issue rather than state property laws.

What you can learn from celebrity divorces

The celebrity divorce du jour is that of Debra Messing, star of the sitcom "Will and Grace." The actress reportedly filed for divorce Tuesday, making headlines all over the country. Here in the Phoenix area, it is pretty hard to stay away from the divorce tales of the rich and famous. From Heidi Klum and Seal, to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries to Guy Ritchie and Madonna--whether you follow the work of these stars, you likely know a bit about their relationship troubles.

Do Mark Zuckerberg and new bride have a pre-nuptial agreement?

While many financial analysts are busy questioning whether Facebook's initial public offering last week was a good business decision, most are in agreement that company founder Mark Zuckerberg's wedding the very next day was an interesting move.

Unmarried couples seeking prenuptial-type agreements

Prenuptial agreements are becoming very popular among a surprising crowd: unmarried couples. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, unmarried couples are increasingly seeking to draft something similar to a prenuptial agreement to protect their assets should the relationship end. These documents are called cohabitation agreements.

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