On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Divorce on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Missouri residents who watch television or enjoy movies will likely be familiar with Ron Perlman. The 69-year-old actor has played a string of iconic characters on both the big and small screens, and he also managed to enjoy the fruits of his success while avoiding salacious tabloid gossip. However, that run came to an end recently when celebrity websites published stories about the end of Perlman’s marriage and his alleged involvement with one of his costars.
The “Sons of Anarchy” star says that he separated from his wife in May 2019. The couple married in 1981 and have two adult children. Perlman’s attorney says that the couple decided to end their marriage because of irreconcilable differences, but stories soon appeared describing the actor’s relationship with his wife as an open marriage. Gossip columnists also imply that Perlman is divorcing because he has become romantically involved with an actress he met while filming the television drama series “StartUp”.
The rumors are based on photographs taken of Perlman and the actress outside a restaurant and a series of flirtatious social media exchanges. Neither Perlman nor his wife have commented publicly about their divorce, and media stories about the case contain scant details about the couple’s marital estate or how it is likely to be divided.
While most divorcing couples do not have to worry about being stalked by the paparazzi, they may have good reasons to wish to keep their affairs private. When property division negotiations become contentious and an amicable settlement seems unlikely, experienced family law attorneys may suggest exploring mediation or collaborative divorce to avoid a public court action. Attorneys could also advise couples who are worried about these issues to consider addressing potentially thorny matters like asset division and spousal support proactively by entering into a post-marital agreement.