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Actress Katie Holmes has filed official documents in order to divorce actor Tom Cruise.
The 33-year-old filed the paperwork in New York, where she is currently residing with her daughter. Cruise and Holmes have been married for five years and have one daughter together.
Recent reports indicate that Cruise, who turns 50 years old this week, has already returned to work since the filing. Sources close to Katie claim that a large part of the divorce stems from Cruise’s religious beliefs. Tom Cruise practices Scientology. It is unclear if a prenuptial agreement was included in this celebrity marriage, but Katie is seeking sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter.
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According to a new study from Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate for people over the age of 50 has more than doubled in the past 20 years.
Data from the 2009 American Community Survey was used to determine whether baby boomers were divorcing at a faster rate than they were in 1990. In 1990, less than one in every 10 divorces involved couples over 50, but in 2009, they accounted for one in every four divorces.
The changing ideals of marriage and longer life spans are considered to be factors in the increased divorce rate for baby boomers. These individuals are expecting more out of their retirement years, and they are making sure they go through the rest of their life with the right person.
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David Arquette and Courteney Cox have been married for nearly 13 years despite a separation for the last two years. However, on Friday, David Arquette made their separation official by filing the necessary divorce documents in California.
The documents were signed by Arquette in March, although he just now decided to file them. He has not sought spousal support but has asked for joint custody of their daughter, 8-year-old Coco.
Cox, the former Friends star, filed paperwork responding to Arquette’s petition and listed herself as her own representation. She did not mention the presence of a prenuptial agreement and also requested joint custody of their daughter.
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Danica McKellar, the former Wonder Years television star, has filed for divorce from her husband of three years.
McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on the popular show, claimed to have irreconcilable differences with her husband, whom she married in 2009. The couple welcomed a son, Draco, last year.
The actress equated her divorce to a death in the family, and she has said that they are planning on focusing all of their efforts on their son at this time. McKellar has asked for joint custody, both physical and legal, of their young son.
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According to the state of Georgia, Evander Holyfield, the former boxing champion, has not been paying his monthly child support payments.
Holyfield, who has 12 children by six different women, is allegedly behind on the support payments for his 18-year-old daughter, Emani. According to the Department of Human Services, the 49-year-old has not paid child support for his teenage daughter since April 2010.
The state of Georgia is taking Holyfield to court and is asking for him to be jailed if he doesn’t pay the $372,097 that he owes. The boxer, who is hoping to make a comeback, has yet to comment on these allegations.
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Thomas Beatie, dubbed the ‘pregnant man’ by the media, has been granted sole custody of his three children in his current divorce battle. The transgendered man was thrust into the spotlight in 2008 when he announced to the world that he was pregnant with his first child.
Beatie, born Tracy Lagondino in 1974, decided to have children when he found out his wife of nine years was unable to reproduce. In the span of three years, the couple welcomed three children into the world. Last month, Beatie was featured on a talk show where he revealed his marriage was in trouble.
One week after talking about his troubled marriage on air, Beatie filed for divorce from his wife. He made claims that his wife was physically and mentally abusive. Just recently, a judge declared that Beatie would have sole custody of all three of his children, and his future ex-wife would be allowed six hours a week of supervised visitation.
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A 42-year-old veteran of the Air Force has sought the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in order to determine if it is unlawful to include disability payments in divorce proceedings.
The veteran, who spent his time in the Air Force, including responding at the Oklahoma City bombing, developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his assignment.
This disorder eventually caused the man to be declared disabled, and he began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and unemployment benefits from the state of Virginia. A judge in his divorce case ruled that these benefits would be included when calculating the amount of spousal support he owed his ex-wife each month.
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The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has released the results of a survey regarding women and child support payments.
The results show that in the past three years, the amount women making monthly child support payments has increased. Of the lawyers that were surveyed, 56 percent of them noted that they saw a large increase in the number of women supporting their children after a divorce.
During that same three-year period, 44 percent of the attorneys also saw a rise in women making alimony payments to their former spouses. Although men still earn more than women across the board in the United States, a shift in financial income in modern households may contribute to this overall child support transition.
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Usher has been in a court battle for the custody of his two children for more than a year now. In 2009, the singer divorced his wife of two years. During their time as a married couple, she gave birth to two boys, who are now 4 years old and 3 years old.
The ex-couple currently shares physical custody of their two sons, but Tameka, Usher’s ex-wife, is trying to change that. She has asked a court in Atlanta to reduce Usher’s amount of time with their children. She also claims that Usher is behind on child support and needs to be paying more in monthly payments due to his increase in income since the divorce.
Usher denies these allegations against him and is seeking more time with his children. The judge in their custody case ruled that they must come to a temporary arrangement through mediation or the court would take over their case and make a final decision for them.
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Martin Lawrence, who has made comedy his claim to fame, has filed the appropriate paperwork to divorce his wife of two years.
Lawrence and his wife, Shamicka, were married in July 2010. They had dated for years prior to their marriage, and are the parents of two daughters, ages 9 and 11. The 47-year-old comedian filed the papers last Wednesday, citing irreconcilable differences as the main reason for their separation.
The paperwork also reveals that the couple has a prenuptial agreement in place, and that they were separated for one day before the filing. Lawrence is asking for joint custody of their daughters in the divorce.
If you are considering filing for divorce, please contact the Oceanside divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646 today.