David Duchovny and Tea Leoni look to be getting a divorce after 17 years of marriage. After months of being legally separated, Duchovny, 54, filed for divorce from estranged wife Leoni, 48, in June.
Divorce papers filed by the “Californication” actor cite an “irretrievable breakdown” as the cause of the split. An “irretrievable breakdown,” also known as “irreconcilable differences” means that in the view of the courts, the marriage is over, there’s no way it can be fixed, and the spouses are not interested in making it work. In most states an irretrievable breakdown means a spouse can get a “no-fault” divorce, meaning that any wrong doing by one spouse or the other spouse does not matter, and neither spouse is to blame for the failure of the marriage. If you and your spouse agree the marriage is irretrievably broken, you can both sign an affidavit, under oath, that states the marriage is broken and why it’s broken. A family law attorney will be able to advise you on your divorce rights, as laws vary from state to state.
Settlement Reached Independently
Allegedly, the couple worked out their own terms of the divorce settlement on their own, coming to their own agreements regarding spousal support and child support. The stars both currently reside in the New York City. Reportedly they will share joint legal custody of their daughter, Madelaine West, 15, and son Kyd Miller, 12. Leoni will have primary physical custody and Duchovny will pay $40,000 in spousal support, as well as $8,333 monthly in child support. Reportedly, he will also be responsible for all other expenses related to the children, including: summer camps, private schools, and colleges.
Duchovny and Leoni wed in 1997. They split in 2008 while the former “X-Files” star underwent sex addiction treatment. They reconciled shortly after, but later separated a second time in 2011.
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Source: People, David Duchovny and Téa Leoni Are Divorcing, August 9, 2014
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