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Wedding dress designer and husband announce they are separating

Readers in Birmingham may be familiar with Vera Wang. The designer is known for her romantic and elegant wedding gowns. Earlier this month, the designer and her husband of 23 years announced that they were separating. It would appear that the couple is making steps towards divorce.

The couple will need to sort out various business matters if they decide to officially divorce. Wang’s husband, Arthur Becker, has been a close advisor to the designer for many years. He became more involved in the company more recently. However, the two are said to run their portions of the company separately. Those close to them say the couple does not want their potential divorce to affect the company

The couple was married in 1989. They have two daughters together.

Some very notable people have worn Vera Wang gowns at their wedding. In addition to bridal gowns, Wang has now expanded her empire to include make-up, home goods, fragrances and clothing.

People typically don’t expect that their marriage will end in divorce. A divorce is never easy, and couples can be presented with some unique challenges. However, couples who have been married for a significant amount of time and those who share a business together may be faced with even more difficulties.

In these types of situations, it is often wise to rely on the expertise of an experienced divorce attorney. An attorney will help couples work towards a favorable outcome for everyone involved while looking out for their client’s best interests.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Designer Vera Wang splits from hubby Arthur Becker after 23 years,” Nardine Saad, July 11, 2012

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