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Family law: Laurence Fishburne and his wife file for divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 8, 2017 | Firm News

Hollywood marriages often seem to be like fairy tales. In reality, they are not fairy tales, and celebrity couples often suffer marital problems just like any other couple in Louisiana. Laurence Fishburne and his wife are one of the most recent celebrity couples that have filed for divorce. He and his wife have probably consulted their own family law attorneys to navigate them through their painful process.

Laurence is 56 years old, and he is known for various acting roles such as his role in The Matrix. Laurence’s 48-year-old wife is an actress as well, and she has starred in Suits. During their 15-year marriage, the couple had a daughter who is now 10 years old. The couple has not publicized any specific reason for their split other than irreconcilable differences.

Reportedly, the couple separated over a year ago, even though the legal process of their divorce has just begun. Apparently, it was only recently that the couple agreed on how to split their combined assets. Custody of their daughter has to be determined, but Laurence plans to share custody.

Like Laurence and Gina, there are other couples whose fairy tales will come to a sad end. When a marriage is at its end, it is often difficult to agree on sensitive matters such as child custody as well as property division. Many couples find it beneficial to consult a family law attorney to discuss matters on their behalf. Louisiana attorneys can also advocate for the best interests of any children involved.

Source:, “Laurence Fishburne files for divorce after 15-year marriage“, Sara M Moniuszko, Nov. 4, 2017