After reportedly stating that he would be with Jennifer Jason Leigh for the rest of his life, Noah Baumbach received a Petition for divorce from Leigh. Leigh and Baumbach met in 2001 and started their relationship. They married in 2005. Then in March, 2010, fully in line with Baumbach's prediction, this couple gave birth to a son, Rohmer Emmanuel. Then just several months after the birth of their son, Leigh files for divorce in a California Superior Court based upon the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences.
As a San Diego Certified Family Law Specialist attorney this case appears unusual. A five year marriage resulting in the birth of a child five months ago; and overall, this couple has been together for nine years. They have intersecting careers, so it appeared that they had a strong commitment to their marital union, which was underscored by the commitment to have a child born five months ago. Then, in November 2010 filing for a divorce, based on the grounds of differences which could not be reconciled.
China Daily reports of a increase in the divorce rate in China calling the trend "impulsive divorce". This news source reported that Tina Wang married her boyfriend in 2008 and divorced him in 2009 stating that she wanted to meet someone who would be a better match for her. A program in the United States, known as Controlled Separation, helps to prevent impulsive decisions to divorce.