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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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They say the third time’s the charm – not for Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and poker celebrity Rick Salomon, though. The couple’s third marriage is on the rocks and both parties have sought separate means to end it. After pulling back a divorce filing from last year, Anderson filed for divorce once more two weeks ago – Salomon raised her an annulment. What Is the Difference Between an Annulment and a
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There’s nothing wrong with partying it up from time to time, but one celebrity has lost her patience – Hillary Duff, the actress and musician made famous through her role as Disney’s Lizzie McGuire, has filed for divorce from her estranged husband of three years, former hockey centre Mike Comrie. The divorce filing comes soon after Duff, in an interview with a health magazine, teased a possible rekindling of the romance.
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Same-sex couples have fought a long battle for the right to marry since the Stonewall riots kicked off the gay rights movement over 40 years ago, and with the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected June federal ruling, the fight may soon be over. Law Week Colorado offered a retrospective timeline of same-sex marriage in the courts, of which we summarize pertinent parts: October 10, 1972 – the U.S. Supreme Court refused to
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Michelle Branch’s 10-year marriage is coming to an end, as the “All You Wanted” singer filed for divorce on February 9, 2015. The singer and her husband, bassist Teddy Landau, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce, but the divorce is proceeding amicably so far (a seeming rarity among celebrity separation stories). Both musicians agree to seek joint custody of their nine-year-old daughter. How Does Colorado Handle Joint Child
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Child support seems like a reasonable, straightforward concept: the non-custodial parent contributes funds to the custodial parent to financially assist with raising their child. Anyone with children understands how expensive they are! In practice, though, the system is much more complex, particularly for low-income families. When it comes to parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Colorado, child support money does not go directly to the struggling parent. Instead,

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Paige Laurie, the granddaughter of co-founder James Walton of Wal-Mart, filed divorce papers early last year to end her marriage to Patrick Bode Dubbert, her high school sweetheart. Laurie has provided Dubbert with a luxurious lifestyle, and he is seeking $400,000 a month in spousal support (or maintenance, as it is referred to in Colorado) to pay for his rental home, furniture, personal chef, clothes, personal trainer, vacations, entertainment, personal stylist
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Sonni Pacheco, model and estranged wife of actor Jeremy Renner (best known for his roles in The Hurt Locker and as Hawkeye in Marvel’s The Avengers) is engaged in a legal battle with Renner over child custody of their 22-month-old daughter, Ava. According to Pacheco, Renner has spent little time with his young daughter, only engaging in one-on-one time at his wife’s insistence since the baby’s birth. Pacheco is asking for

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  Are you going through a divorce or have you recently separated from a significant other? Winter can be rough for those leaving relationships. All of those family holidays back to back can wear down a recent single’s psyche. And the upcoming holiday might only make it worse. It’s unavoidable – Target has had the decorations out since New Year’s, after all. Red heart balloons and passion pink stuffed animals flank
  Our state of Colorado legalized same-sex marriage in October of 2014. Civil unions, which are similar to marriage but convey no federal benefits to couples, have been available to same-sex couples in Colorado since May of 2013. When marriage was legalized, many same-sex couples already committed in civil unions rushed to the county clerk’s office to get married. These couples may have unknowingly entered into a complicated legal situation with
  If you’re a fan of reality TV, then you have probably heard of Sister Wives, a show on the network TLC (formerly known as The Learning Channel, until learning fell off the list of network television priorities,) documenting the life of the polygamist Brown family of Lehi, Utah. The show details the marriage between one man and four women; one union is legal, the rest “spiritual.” The news recently broke

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Actor Patrick Dempsey, affectionately known to Grey’s Anatomy fans as McDreamy, is divorcing his wife Jillian Fink Dempsey after 15 years of marriage. The couple has three children and no prenuptial agreement, and his wife is seeking a property settlement, spousal support and attorney fees. Dempsey has made millions throughout his long career, so this has the potential to be a contentious divorce. When questioned about the cause of the split,

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