Jane Lynch– Marriage Officially Over

The union between Jane Lynch and Dr. Lara Embry is coming to a close.  The couple married in June 2010 in Sunderland, Mass. after meeting at a gala for the National Center for Lesbian Rights in 2009.  Jane Lynch, an actress on the hit television show “Glee,” and Lara Embry, a psychologist, are both residents of California and will certainly look to the Los Angeles Superior Court to finalize their decision to divorce.

The couple decided to host their union in Massachusetts because it was one of the states that legalized same-sex marriage at an early onset.  Historically, it became the first state in the United States that issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in May 2004.  California was not able to issue marriage licenses to gay couples until June 2008, but stopped issuing them when Prop 8 passed and suspended same-sex marriages starting November 2008.  Although same-sex marriages were barred, California still recognized couples who were granted marriage licenses when it was legal.  Fortunately for Jane and Lara, they do not need to worry about dissolving their marriage in California.

A bigger issue that presents itself is the splitting of assets.  Since California is a community property state, the couple will need to split evenly the assets that were obtained during their marriage.  While Lara does well as a psychologist, Jane almost certainly profited ten-folds with her participation in the tv series, “Glee.”  But again, all profits that were acquired during their marriage will be split evenly.  Both Jane and Lara have been residents of California for years, so divorce in California is the most logical.  With all the progress gay marriage has seen in the recent weeks, it is unfortunate to see such an outstanding couple file for divorce.


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