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'Partridge Family's' David Cassidy files for bankruptcy after divorce, rehab

David Cassidy files for bankruptcy: 'Necessary for practical reasons to reorganize my life' after divorce

David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Florida.

"I am going through bankruptcy proceedings at the moment. This is necessary for practical reasons to reorganize my life as I go through divorce and to restructure my finances," the 1970s star said in an e-mail statement via his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen.

The filing was made in Florida on Wednesday and comes after Cassidy completed a stint in rehab.

"He's been out of rehab for a while. In fact, judge in L.A. recently commended him for doing so well," Geffen said.

Cassidy has assets up to $10 million and a debt of up to $10 million, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The 64-year-old has racked up various creditors and has more than $39,000 in credit card debt, a personal line of credit of $292,598 (believed to be a mortgage against his house), more than $131,000 in attorneys fees and large sums in other various accounting, medical and maintenance bills, the documents said.

One personal injury attorneys' fee comes in at $102,834, and another fee was listed as $17,508.

The former child star, who has homes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Saratoga Springs, NY, is also facing a legal dispute of Thoroughbred horses he co-owns, TMZ reported.

In February 2014, his wife Sue filed for divorce after 23 years of marriage and 28 years together. Sue Cassidy said the split had been brewing for a while and the break had her "truly heartbroken."

He and Sue have an adult son together, Beau. The former hearthrob is also father to "Arrow" actress Katie Cassidy from a previous relationship.

Also last year, Cassidy entered a no-contest plea, and that's when he was sentenced to 90 days' live-in rehab and 60 months' probation after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in January near Los Angeles International Airport.

He had previously charged with DUI in November 2010 and August 2013.

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