Kelly Clarkson Sings Her Way into a Civilized Separation from Husband and Manager, Brandon Blackstock.

Holding hands

Kelly Clarkson tweeted on June 26, 2020, after her Daytime Emmy win:

“Thank you so much to @BBlackstock for believing in me & convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV show . . .”

After alleging “irreconcilable differences” in a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, many are surprised that couples (celebrity or not) can be civil towards each other even after filing for divorce. In the post-COVID months ahead, I believe we’ll see more amicable divorces as well as stronger relationships. As many have said time and time again, some people are meant to be just friends and/or working partners.

Blackstock, Clarkson’s Manager and Executive Producer of her new talk show, brought multiple successes to Clarkson’s business empire. However, their “non-stop” working life, by Entertainment Tonight’s indication, in all likelihood weighed heavily on their personal relationship and family life. Even the elite are not immune to the stresses of the coronavirus quarantine. Relationships that were stressed Pre-COVID-19 have seen their limits and breaking points.

Clarkson was already a successful artist before the pandemic, and she’s continued to build success during quarantine via her talk show, album recording and the like, all the while attending to her first priority as an involved stay-at-home mother & wife.

The fact of the matter is, sometimes couples grow apart. In an age that is career driven via stages of stardom, perseverance, fulfillment etc., the family or partner life can take a back seat or unsuccessfully compete for attention. For Clarkson, being involved in her children’s life would not be a far second, noting that the last thing she’d want to pass on to her children is the fear of abandonment, which she continues to deal with today. Not surprising, hindsight is always 20/20 as Clarkson’s inner circle saw this coming, as most communities of divorce do.

In all my years of law practice, we in this field see hope as a beacon to light our client’s way through the journey of co-parenting, professional work life, self-fulfillment and the like for the sake of their kids. What’s most important for the children is creating a loving, healthy and safe environment during and after divorce. Too often children witness their parents’ ugly divorce and cross marriage off the list for themselves. My mission is to give hope to children of separation or divorce that parents can still be successful parents as well as friends and/or working partners after divorce, and that marriage isn’t a one-way ticket to a divorce statistic.

With the right representation and legal guidance, couples can succeed as parents during and after divorce. Make no mistake, divorces can be a long road for families to cross with young children. I take pride in walking my clients through the process of divorce but more importantly keeping peace of mind intact for all parties involved.

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