Movies depict that falling in love, courtship and all the romantic gestures that lead up to marriage look like a fairy tale, making the audience think the couple actually will live happily ever after.  However, most marriages do not last 50 or more years without overcoming many obstacles. Many times, one or both spouses do not feel they can work through their problems and decide a divorce is best. Ohio moviegoers who cheered for Toula in My Big Fat Greek Wedding may be sad to find out the couple upon whom the movie was based have chosen to divorce.

Star Nia Vardalos, who played herself in the movie, and Ian Gomez have both filed for divorce, claiming irreconcilable differences. Gomez was also in the movie, as the best man to the character based on himself. The two were just a few months from celebrating their 25th anniversary when they separated a year ago.

The couple adopted a daughter who is now 11 years of age. They are both asking to be granted joint physical and legal custody, but a report on the matter did not specifically mention child support. Gomez would like a mediator to establish a spousal support resolution. They came together to state their relationship had gone from romantic partners to good friends, and the choice to end the marriage was mutual.

Even upon mutual agreement, going through a divorce is not a painless process. There are not only financial divisions that must be addressed but also distribution of items that once were so dear to the couple. During such a difficult time, an Ohio attorney can be a source of comfort and encouragement as a potential client attempts to move on to a new reality.