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"Anchorman" actor David Koechner files for divorce

41177317_s.jpgIllinois movie fans might be interested to learn that "Anchorman" actor David Koechner is ending his nearly 22-year marriage to self-help podcaster Leigh Koechner. The couple, who have five children together, were married in 1998 after meeting on a plane.

According to media reports, the 57-year-old actor filed a petition to dissolve a marriage involving minor children on Jan. 14 in California. The documents failed to disclose a reason for the divorce. The couple appeared happy in a photo Leigh Koechner, 53, posted on social media around Christmas, and they apparently spent the holiday together with their kids.

In addition to "Anchorman," Koechner is known for his roles on multiple TV series. His estranged wife hosts a self-help podcast called "Messy Imperfect Life With Leigh". On the same day the divorce papers were filed in court, she took to Twitter to announce that she will launch a divorce webinar on Jan. 28. The program is supposed to offer advice and support to listeners as they go through the different stages of a divorce and help them get reoriented towards a happy life.

The end of a marriage can be confusing and emotional for all parties, especially when the estranged couple has young children. As a result, individuals who are contemplating a divorce might benefit from contacting a family law attorney as quickly as possible. An attorney might be able to provide essential guidance throughout the process and help negotiate favorable agreements on child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and other important legal issues. If the terms of an agreement need to be changed in the future, the attorney could also request the court to modify an existing parenting or support order.

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