Marsden, Linde to Divorce

Oct 3, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Actor James Marsden and his wife of 11 years will divorce.

Lisa Linde, wife of actor James Marsden, filed for divorce on September 23, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to the petition, Linde is seeking joint custody of their 10-year-old son, Jack, and 6-year-old daughter, Mary. She also requested the court rule on any contested issue that arises related to the divorce, including issues related to child support, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, property valuation, property division, tax consequences and attorney's fees. There is no reference to a prenuptial agreement.

The couple has been married since 2000, and a Marsden representative told E! News the divorce is amicable.

"This was a mutual decision," the rep told E! "They are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends."

While Marsden's divorce might proceed smoothly, other recent celebrity breakups have been rocky. Though singer Melissa Etheridge originally described her breakup with partner Tammy Lynn Michaels as friendly, the two are now engaged in a highly contentious court battle.