Is ending your marriage the new fad? It definitely seems like it. Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Zooey Deschanel, Mena Suvari and Kenny G are just some of the famous names that have recently headlined the news. As Ohio residents know, no one really wants to go through the process of a divorce; however, many people are taking action in an effort to get out of poor marriage situations. Recently, another well-known couple has decided to call it quits.

An article reports that a hit reality star on the "Real Housewives of D.C" is getting a divorce. Sources say that Stacie Scott Turner and her husband have separated. The reality couple has been married for 14 long years. However, they are not the first couple from the former reality show to end their marriage. Michaele Salahi and her husband recently initiated a divorce.

Individuals confront a series of financial and legal matters within the divorce process. Furthermore, resolutions involving children can also be tricky. Many separations involve custody and visitation disputes over the kids. The Turners have two kids; however, sources note that the separation is amicable, and the couple will remain friends. According to an article, Stacie is committed to her family, and her primary concern is her children.

Fortunately, the couple is taking a very agreeable approach to their separation. Nevertheless, this is not always the case. Aside from children-related issues, divorces involve property, debt and alimony matters. Therefore, if you are confronting a recent separation, you may want to talk to a knowledgeable lawyer about your legal and financial possibilities. If you take action appropriately, you can come out of a divorce with strength.

Source: Huffington Post, "'Real Housewives' Stacie and Jason Turner Separate," Feb. 14, 2012