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James Van Der Beek is one step closer to freedom, reaching a settlement with wife Heather McComb to amicably end their seven-year marriage.
Per court documents, the former Dawson's Creek star and McComb hashed out the deal through mediation. The Beek, whose monthly income is listed at $35,000, agreed to pay his soon-to-be-former missus $7,750 a month through 2012. McComb, a onetime Party of Fiver who has guested on CSI and Prison Break, currently earns $1,750 a month.
The current Mercy man will also retain possession of the couple's Hollywood home and will keep residuals from his acting career and various projects and screenplays he's optioned and/or written.
The divorce should be official on Dec. 3.