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We blogged last year (almost exactly) about the “conscious uncoupling” of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. After a year of amicable separation, which saw the two sharing holidays and anniversaries with one another and their children, the couple has finally announced that they will be getting a divorce. The divorce documents are all fairly hush-hush, like many other aspects of the Martin/Paltrow marriage. However, speculation suggests that the
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Colorado lawmakers are entertaining a new bill, Colorado Senate Bill 15-129, that would recognize parental rights as fundamental rights and mandate that divorcing parents share custody of their children. Supporters of the bill believe that shared custody (or parenting time, as we call it in Colorado) is in the best interests of the child and that both parents have a right to raise their kids. Opponents of the bill warn that
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We blogged in February about the divorce between Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner and model Sonni Pacheco. At the time, the couple was fighting over whether Renner was fit to maintain custody over their young daughter, Ava. Pacheco desired primary physical custody over Ava due to safety concerns and claimed that Renner hardly interacted with Ava. The two have reconciled their differences and the courts have granted Renner joint legal and physical
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Iron Chef Bobby Flay’s divorce is boiling over. Stephanie March, Law & Order: SVU actress and Flay’s wife, recently kicked the chef out of their marital home after he allegedly put her medical distress on the backburner to focus on his career. Rumors of financial issues, bullying and infidelity spice up this already heated situation. Flay and March signed a prenup in 2005 dictating that March would receive $5,000 per month

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Tasha Smith, one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” no longer has to ask the question – she has reached a divorce settlement with her ex-husband, Keith Douglas. Smith already paid Douglas $50,000 in December as part of the settlement. Now, a judge has ordered Smith to pay Douglas an additional $7,000 monthly in spousal support. The divorce is not an entirely one way street –

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Here’s something you don’t see every day: a New York City judge has okayed a Brooklyn woman’s divorce filing to proceed through Facebook. The woman’s husband vanished several years ago, and correspondence with him was only possible over the phone and through messaging on the social media platform. Because he was so difficult to get in touch with, the woman had issues serving him with divorce papers. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge

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The feud between Icelandic diva Björk and former partner Matthew Barney has come to a head once more as Barney seeks more parenting time with daughter Isadora, or Doa for short. The duo split in 2013 and Barney has made it clear that he is unhappy with the way that Björk is raising Doa. He claims that Björk is sacrificing their daughter’s well-being in favor of what he calls selfish desires.

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Jon Wellner, best known for his role as toxicologist Henry Andrews on the renowned crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” has filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Whitney Wellner. Mr. Wellner has reportedly asked the courts to force his spouse to quit her acting career in favor of a full-time job. He says that she is not a very good actress and will never reach any respectable

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There are no “Blurred Lines” here – the five-month divorce proceedings between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton will come to an end on April 14. This celebrity divorce was a long time in the making – the two announced their separation in February 2014. Thicke, 37 years old, met Patton in high school and the two had been together ever since. Despite the divorce, both parties insist that their love for

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The sun is here to stay, and the school year is reaching its home stretch. That means that soon enough, the kids will be on summer vacation (lucky them!). For divorced parents with shared custody, summer vacation can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Parenting time can become a huge source of conflict, especially when one parent plans a vacation that takes the children far from the

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Somewhere between 40 and 50 percent of married couples will face a divorce, according to the American Psychological Association. If you are going through a divorce, you may feel overwhelmed. Here are some helpful tips from divorcees who have been there, done that: 1. Everyone deals with divorce in his or her own way. Grief, anger, depression – there is no cookie cutter response. It might take a long time to

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It’s 1992 again – Jean-Claude Van Damme (the Muscles from Brussels) is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his fifth wife Gladys Portugues, who was also his third wife. Portugues recently filed paperwork at a Los Angeles court to terminate the couple’s now-second marriage. The documents cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, and Portugues has requested spousal support from Van Damme. The actor and martial arts expert
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On March 3, Jennifer Conrad, wife of former football star Keyshawn Johnson, filed for divorce with the L.A. County Superior Court. The two separated in February after seven months of marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Conrad has requested that the two share child custody of their kids, but she desires primary physical custody with Johnson getting visitation. Visitation in Colorado In Colorado, the family law legal dictionary refers to child visitation

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Divorce is never easy, particularly when there are children involved. Kids may not be old enough to understand anything about the divorce beyond the fact that their world, as they know it, will change completely. And while it is okay to feel stressed or overwhelmed by a pending marital separation, you should pay extra attention to the children to make sure that they are not suffering as a result of your
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Comedian and TV host Nick Cannon and singer Mariah Carey announced their divorce this past January, after rumors last summer that the two were not seeing eye to eye. The news has now broken that Carey sold the couple’s marital home, a mansion in California’s posh Bel-Air district, for a cool $9 million. Both parties approve of the sale, however, Cannon has filed a lawsuit stating that he never signed off

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Canadian security technology magnate and star of Shark Tank Robert Herjavec has announced the end of his marriage to Diane Plese after 25 years of being married. The couple met at an eye appointment; according to Herjavec, it was love at first sight. Now, the tycoon is singing a more somber song. Herjavec gave a statement on his reasoning for the divorce, and unlike some celebrity divorces, this one seems rather
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Josh Gracin, certified gold country music star and former American Idol contestant, is in the process of finalizing his divorce with his love of 17 years, Ann Gracin. And according to the divorce documents, Ann will be taking a hefty amount of Josh’s assets – 50 percent stake of Gracin’s 24 songs that he recorded during the marriage. In addition to the massive stake in Josh’s music, Ann will be receiving

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Texas rapper Maurice Williams, also known as Hefe Wine, is seeking a divorce from Australian breakout rapper Iggy Azalea of “Fancy” fame after claiming that the two were common-law married. If the courts agree, Williams seeks to gain control of a large percentage of Azalea’s earnings from her recent success. What Is Common-Law Marriage? In Colorado, a common-law marriage is valid for all the same purposes as a ceremonial marriage. The
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Not every child custody agreement is golden; in some situations, the agreement needs changes. One example in recent news is that of rapper Wiz Khalifa. The artist of “Black and Yellow” fame wants a greater share of custody over his 1-year-old son Sebastian. According to Khalifa, neglect and unsanitary conditions on the part of the mother, estranged ex Amber Rose, prompted him to seek a custody modification. Khalifa’s lawyers assert that
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The world of daytime talk shows was shaken up early last month when long-time “The View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell announced that she was leaving the show to focus on her family while she and her wife, Michelle Rounds, worked through a separation. Her family troubles came to the spotlight when on February 27, 2015 she filed for divorce, closing off three years of marriage. The couple separated last November and have

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