Every family situation is complex and each divorce process is unique. A Massachusetts couple who has been living separately for months or years may reach the point where they feel the need to make the next step and legally file for divorce. Recently, Will Arnett filed for divorce from "Saturday Night Live" alum, Amy Poehler, though they first publicly separated 18 months previously.
Some couples may prolong their divorce filing due to financial reasoning or circumstances involving family or children that may be involved. In other cases, the spouses are attempting to work their problems out via counseling. Reports have not revealed why this celebrity couple may have delayed in their decision to legally split, but have described their lives as clearly separate. Court records indicate that Arnett requested a joint child custody arrangement for the couple's two children.