If you're the star of an NBC "Must-See" series, and you've got to get divorced, might as well do it in the Steven King state of Maine, where only property obtained during the marriage is contested.

At least, that's what Veronica's Closet star Kirstie Alley had in mind when she pushed the issue of what court would split her and ex-husband Parker Stevenson's assets all the way to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

But on Friday, the Pine Tree State's high court ruled the case would be decided in California--a venue more convenient to Alley (she films her series there) and most of the witnesses, but also a state with community property laws that divide all the stuff up 50-50.

The former Cheers star and the ex-Hardy Boy, who officially ended their 14-year marriage last year, shared homes in the two aformentioned states, in addition to Oregon.

Perhaps eager to continue a well-funded lifestyle--a typical Christmas during the couple's marriage ran about $30,000, and holiday parties weren't much cheaper--Stevenson is seeking his half, in addition to custody of the kids, William, 5, and Lillie, 3, plus $75,000 a month in child support.

As for Alley, she's moved on and into the Hollywood Hills home of Melrose Place alumn James Wilder.

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