On Wednesday, February 19, Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney ordered Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice to surrender possession of the reverend’s Bible – which President Barack Obama used when he was sworn in for his second term – and his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. He ordered the items to be placed in a safety deposit box that only the court can have access to until the estate battle among the civil rights leader’s children has been resolved.
McBurney did not set a timeline for Bernice to surrender the items to the court.
The declaration is the latest development in the estate battle over possession of these two items between King’s daughter and his two sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III.
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After two weeks of marriage, Rachel Snider filed for divorce from former NFL wider receiver, Terrell Owens.
Owens and Snider married on Thursday, January 23 in a Newell courthouse after having a secret relationship for five years .
Snider has allegedly moved out of the couple’s California residence. She revealed to media outlets that she feels used, financially and emotionally, by Owens.
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After nearly four decades of marriage, 73-year-old Cathryn Antoinette Tennille and 71-year-old Daryl Dragon, members of the 1970’s singing duo sensation Captain and Tennille, recently filed for divorce in Arizona.
The petitio, filed by Tennille, stated that the pair’s marriage is irretrievably broken, and asked that whatever community property, obligations, and debt that the two may possess as of the filing be equitably divided between the two of them. Neither is eligible to receive or needs alimony either.
The two met in 1972 as keyboardists for the Beach Boys and were married two years later.
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It is likely that former California governor and Austrian-American Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be required to give his estranged wife Maria Shriver more than $200 million once their divorce is finalized.
Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 after she finding out that Schwarzenegger had an affair with their maid for several years prior to the divorce filing. The affair also resulted in a child.
Sources said the payment will be the ninth largest divorce payout in history, a reason why Schwarzenegger might be trying to delay finalizing the terms of the divorce.
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Hollywood singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has requested her name to be changed in recently filed divorce papers responding to ex-husband Marc Anthony’s 2012 divorce petition, asking for the name written there – Jennifer Muniz – to become Jennifer Lopez again.
Marc Anthony, who is a singer-songwriter and producer, and who was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2012, was christened with the name Marco Antonio Muniz.
Lopez and Anthony were married on June 5, 2004, just days after Anthony finalized his divorce with ex-wife and 1993 Miss Universe Dayanara Torres Delgado.
The former couple, who sang the duet No Me Ames, legally separated in July 2011. Anthony, who popularized U.S. top singles I Need to Know and You Sang to Me, filed for divorce in April 2012, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting joint custody of their children, twins Max and Emme.
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Eighty-two-year-old American business magnate Keith Rupert Murdoch, who is the owner of 21st Century Fox and News Corp, and his third wife, 44-year-old Wendi Deng Murdoch, have reached a divorce settlement at a hearing in the New York state court in Manhattan on Wednesday, November 20. The couple told Judge Ellen Gesmer they wanted to forgo trial and already signed a settlement.
Terms of the settlement seem to not affect Rupert Murdoch’s ownership of his two media companies.
The end of the hearing found Wendi Deng giving Rupert a brief kiss on the cheeks while holding his hand.
Wendi Deng became famous two years ago for defending her husband at a Parliament committee hearing investigating News Corp.’s alleged involvement in hacking civilians’ phones when she knocked a pie out of a man’s hand before he threw it at Rupert’s face.
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A finding of a new study recently published in the journal Social Science Research shows that accident rates for divorced people, along with people who are less educated, are higher than those who are happily married.
Authors of the study took note of the lifestyle of 1.3 million Americans aged 18 and above between 1986 and 2006 and concluded that divorced people are more prone to being killed due to accidents, such as fire or poisoning, than married people.
The study’s lead author Justin Denney, an assistant sociology professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, said a factor as to why married couples’ lives last longer and are healthier as compared to divorced people is because married folk have a tendency to support each other in staying healthy and are readily at hand to help one another during times of health emergencies.
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Clint Eastwood’s second wife, 48 year-old television journalist Dina Ruiz Eastwood, announced plans to end their 17-year marriage when she filed for divorce in California’s Monterey Superior Court on Tuesday, October 22. Dina cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for filing.
The couple first met when Dina was assigned to interview Eastwood for a television segment. They later married in March of 1996. Clint was previously married to Maggie Johnson from 1953 to 1984.
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Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil was charged with false imprisonment and assault on a female following a domestic dispute with his wife Jennifer in Mooresville on October 8.
37-year old Kvapil was arrested by the police after they received a 911 call from their home. He was set free the following day after he posted bond and made an appearance in district court.
Kvapil has been a full-time racer in the Sprint Cup since 2005.
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A settlement was reached regarding the divorce case of 31-year-old NBA star Dwayne Wade and now ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches during court proceedings on Monday, July 22 in Chicago.
The legal battle, which began in 2007 when Wade filed for divorce, finally ended as the former couple agreed to a financial settlement in which Wade is expected to pay Funches $5 million. Funches was also awarded a mansion in Chicago and four luxury vehicles. Both parties were ordered to abide with a “non-disparage” agreement that prohibits them from making degrading comments about each other in public.
Court records show that long before the settlement was reached, Funches sued the Miami Heat guard regarding not being given her share of the income from endorsement contracts. After the settlement though, Funches’ lawsuit was dismissed.
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