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'Glee' Star Jessalyn Gilsig Files for Divorce

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on October 15, 2010 7:02 AM

Looks like Jessalyn Gilsig is taking a cue from her Glee character. Glee star Jessalyn Gilsig, famous for playing the slightly neurotic ex-wife on hit show Glee, is now becoming an ex-wife in real life as well. The 39 year-old Gilsig filed for divorce from her husband of almost six years, producer Bobby Solomon. Gilsig and Solomon have been separated for over a year, and have a 4 year-old daughter together.

Access Hollywood reports that the couple, "intend to enter into a marital settlement agreement that will divide all community assets and obligations. The issues of child custody, visitation, and support will be addressed in the parties marital settlement agreement." Of course, irreconcilable differences was the cited reason for the divorce.

So what's all this talk of a marital settlement agreement? To begin, there are a lot of options on how to approach a divorce. Couples that use marital settlement agreements are hoping to resolve all the issues dealing with the divorce without having to battle in court. The agreement can be the result of negotiation or arbitration. It is also possible to reach a partial settlement agreement, where the spouses are able to agree on some issues, and submit the remaining unresolved issues to the court.

Once a divorcing couple has agreed on the marital settlement agreement, there is still one more step in the process: court approval. Judge's almost always approve the agreements if he or she belives that it was the product of fair negotiations, and one spouse is not heavily favored over the other. For Glee star Jessalyn Gilsig, the fact that she has been separated from her soon to be ex-husband for over a year means that the couple may have already worked through many of the issues they are now forced to finalize in their divorce.

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