Many people in Illinois are fans of Christina Hendricks’ work on the TV show “Mad Men,” but they may be surprised to learn that she is facing romantic conflict in her own life as well. According to reports, Hendricks has filed for divorce from her husband, actor Geoffrey Arend. The pair have been married for 10 years. They have reportedly been separated for eight months, as their separation date was listed as April 2019 in court documents for their divorce. According to the papers, Hendricks intends to return to using her last name. She is asking that neither party be awarded spousal support and that both pay their attorneys’ fees separately.
They previously announced their separation through an Instagram post in October, sometime after they began living apart. In the public announcement of their plan to divorce, the actors said that they planned to continue raising their dogs and sharing time with them. The couple does not have children, and they were previously quoted as saying that they did not plan to have children and instead wanted to focus on their animals. Their divorce comes quickly on the heels of their tenth wedding anniversary, as they were married on Oct. 11, 2009.
Celebrities face some of the same challenges as other people do when they go through a divorce. On top of the emotional difficulties that can accompany the end of a marriage, high-profile actors may have substantial assets that are up for division, including real estate, investment accounts and retirement funds.
When people decide to end their marriage, the decision is a financial and legal issue as much as it is a personal, emotional one. A family law attorney may help a divorcing spouse to negotiate a settlement on a range of matters, including property division, spousal support and child custody.