Country music star Reba McEntire and her longtime manager and husband divorced after 26 years. According to Ms. McEntire, the divorce was finalized October 28. The formalized divorce follows several months of separation. Ms. McEntire recently made the announcement on social media. Divorce is always a complicated matter. This is compounded when it is between a high-profile couple and longtime business partners.
Ms. McEntire, in her announcement, also stated that she and Mr. Blackstock will remain in business together. Ms. McEntire is a longtime country music star and celebrity. Mr. Blackstock has been Ms. McEntire's agent for 35 years. According to the announcement they plan on remaining friends.
A cordial divorce is always preferable to a combative one. This is especially true, as in this case when a child is involved. Children have an easier time with the separation when their parents remain amicable toward one another. The benefits of a friendly divorce cannot be emphasized enough toward you and your children's spiritual and emotional well-being.
If you or a loved one is going through a divorce, then you may want to speak to a family law attorney. Marriage is a wonderful and complicated institution. If you, like Ms. McEntire and Mr. Blackstock, share both your personal lives and business then divorce is a very delicate matter to undertake. The costs of divorce can overwhelm any family. Attorneys, probably like the ones involved in this divorce, that prize discretion and friendliness are critical to ensuring that your family's needs are placed above all others.
Source: CNN, "Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock divorce after 26 years of marriage," Joe Sutton, Dec. 20, 2015