Jackass star Chris Pontius has split with his wife of nearly seven years, Claire Nolan, reports UsMagazine.comNolan filed for divorce last week in L.A. County Superior Court. The couple share no children.

If your partner files for divorce, how should you react?

Cupid’s Advice:

While most people are aware if their spouse files for a divorce, there are occasions where one is caught by surprise. Here’s how to handle being caught off-guard:

1. Confront your spouse: Ask your spouse what made him or her file for divorce. Make sure you know and understand your partner’s reasoning. Talk until you do.

2. Try to work out issues: If a sudden call for a divorce has caught you off-guard, chances are that there are issues you and your spouse have not addressed. Take some time to talk about the problems at hand and see if there’s any way to repair the marriage.

3. Contact a lawyer: If your issues cannot be resolved, your divorce will most likely need to be settled in court. Take some time to find a good lawyer, as good lawyers can make the divorce proceedings much less painful.