Movie stars get divorced, too. When they do, they often have to deal not only with their personal business but also with the nosy media. When you’re an A-list movie star, the pressure can be quite intense. Actor Will Smith recently went on the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss family and talk about what it means to raise kids while being in the public eye. (Both his children are pursuing entertainment careers; he and his son recently starred in the movie After Earth in 2013). Smith told Fallon: “It can get definitely scary, you know. In the last few years with my kids coming into the business, it starts to be scary. But I tell them all the time, ‘You just keep loving people’… your art is a gift to people to help their lives be better and to be brighter.”
Most people who go through divorce will never have to worry about the tabloids and the media begging for their personal details. However, a divorce or separation can have profound effects on how your community, your job, and your family perceive you.
Frankly, those perceptions matter much more, on a day-to-day basis, than what the “media” may say or print about you. Managing the flow of information about your divorce can be tricky and fraught with challenges that divorcees don’t understand and don’t know how to control.
So how can you shield your reputation and protect your kids? The first step is to get a detailed understanding of the challenges that you face, legally and otherwise. Call or email the Toussaint Law Firm, PC for a free consultation, and let us help you get on the path to success.