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Posted on: May 2nd, 2014

Courteney Cox & David Arquette: Modeling Amiable Divorce


Courteney Cox and David Arquette are showing Hollywood (and the rest of us) how it’s done. In a society where divorce is often bitter and antagonistic, they are modeling how to achieve an amiable divorce that is so much better for the entire family.

They met on the set of the 1996 movie Scream, and married on June 12, 1999.  Five years and one day later, Courteney gave birth to their daughter, Coco. But the couple separated in 2010, and then finalized their divorce in May, 2013.

Cox recently interviewed with More Magazine. Looking back, she concedes that she might have done some things differently and she has some regrets, but says, “We were married for a long time, so it’s not like we didn’t try.”

Naturally, divorce has a great effect on children, but Cox and Arquette are committed to continuing to raise Coco together. They continue to do things together as a family and assert that their daughter’s lifestyle has not been much affected. Cox states, “For Coco, nothing changed. I already had a house at the beach, and we had a house in town. Obviously, kids always want their parents to be together, but as divorces go, this is the best one we could provide.”

One important way they are mitigating the effects of divorce on their daughter is by showing love and respect towards each other even after the peaceful divorce. In her interview with More.com, Cox explained how she and Arquette have remained friends: “…when you love someone, you want them to be happy, even if it’s not with you. You can love somebody so much, but it’s not the life you should be living together. I think David and I are supposed to be the way we are now.”

Drama Free Divorce is all about helping people achieve peaceful and amiable divorces, and we commend Courteney and David for being such great role models for this paradigm. We also recognize that couples often need help to accomplish this goal and offer many types of assistance to this end. Our services include:


  • Divorce advice – explaining your options for a peaceful divorce that will focus on what is best for you and your family
  • Information about the divorce process and what to expect
  • Coaching in communicating with divorce attorneys, mediators, etc.
  • Unlimited referrals to other services, depending on your unique situation and needs; for example –
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      • attorneys
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      • divorce financial planners
      • real estate agents, appraisers, and brokers
      • movers
      • career counselors
      • divorce support groups ( Divorced DIVAS)


Drama Free Divorce  takes a holistic approach to divorce so that all your needs are met. When compared with a litigated divorce, our services also save you thousands of dollars, get the divorce done quicker, and help you avoid the negative, adversarial aspects of a bitter fight in the courts. You are more in control of the decisions that will affect your life, and the stress of divorce is drastically reduced. And an amicable divorce will make life after divorce easier on everyone. Why wouldn’t you choose a peaceful divorce. Let us show you how we can help you achieve a divorce with out drama. Contact me at www.positivebalancecoaching.com 


The author of this blog is not an attorney and the information contained in these blogs should not be considered legal advice. The information provided here is based on the experience of the author and some of her clients whose actual names are not mentioned.  Do not hesitate to seek the advice of an attorney if you have any legal questions.



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