Actor Tim Allen and his wife have reached a divorce settlement, avoiding a trial that was to have begun Thursday.
Laura Deibel, who married the "Home Improvement" star in 1984, filed for a legal separation in 1999 in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple share custody of their 13-year-old daughter.
The settlement, terms of which weren't disclosed, was confirmed Thursday by the court. Representatives for Allen and Deibel did not immediately return calls for comment.
Allen, 49, who played Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor in "Home Improvement" from 1991-99, has starred in such films as "The Santa Claus" and "Galaxy Quest" and provided the voice of Buzz Lightyear in "Toy Story" movies.