Separation rumors have started to swirl around Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott after reports of infidelity on the part of McDermott surfaced in December. The couple have four children — Liam, 6½, Stella, 5½, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 15 months — and according to sources close to Spelling, her main goal right now is to keep her marriage intact for the sake of her family. Read more
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New Jersey family law attorney Bari Weinberger was one the legal experts was tapped by Access Hollywood to comment on the ongoing legal issues involving singer Britney Spears. In February 2008, after suffering a very public breakdown and losing custody of her children, Spears was placed under a legal conservatorship, which means a guardian was appointed to manage her financial affairs and daily life. The conservatorship remains in place, with her father Jamie named as guardian/conservator. However, with all signs pointing to Spears being in a very happy and healthy place in her life, is this arrangement still needed?
After three years of marriage, Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce last week from husband Lamar Odon, citing irreconcilable differences in public court documents released on Friday. It may make for juicy celebrity gossip to speculate about what went wrong for the reality TV couple, but if Kardashian and Odon are like most celebrity, high-profile couples, this first glimpse of their divorce will likely be the last glimpse until a final divorce decree is announced. Read more
In celebrity news, the child custody rift between Jersey Shore reality star Pauly D and Amanda Markert, the mother of his 5-month old daughter Amabella, has pushed into the spotlight the issue of what happens in complex child custody disputes in which a child’s two parents live in different states. Pauly D, based on reports, appears to be a legal resident of either Nevada, where he regularly works as a DJ on the Las Vegas club scene, or Rhode Island, where he owns a home. Markert is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, where Amabella was born. According to various news sources, Pauly D would prefer to file for sole custody of his daughter in Nevada, while Markert allegedly plans to take him to court in NJ to settle their matters. Read more
It’s hard to miss the headlines this week concerning the all out war brewing between actor Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brook Mueller over the custody of their twin sons, Bob and Max. Among Sheen’s accusations are allegations of disregard for the children’s safety during visits with their mother and refusal on the part of Mueller to obtain psychological counseling for the boys, despite documented behavior problems.
While the details of the Sheen-Mueller dispute are complex, it also shows that serious child custody and child welfare issues can crop up anywhere, no matter what your income or profession. Sheen and Mueller are battling through the California courts, but what if a similar situation were to occur between two parents living in New Jersey? Read more
Reality TV met the reality of divorce this week when Kris Jenner, “momager” of the Kardashian clan, and former Olympian Bruce Jenner announced their separation after 22 years of marriage. No one has filed paperwork yet to formalize the split, but speculation is growing as to how the pair will eventually divide their estimated $125 million fortune — especially since the couple never signed a prenuptial agreement.
Should Montclair resident Sharon Joiner-Orman receive palimony from her partner of 39 years, Sesame Street actor Roscoe Orman — even though the support agreement was never put in writing? Here’s the scoop on a controversial new ruling from a New Jersey Superior Court judge. Read more
Have you been following the ongoing legal battle between recently retired NBA superstar Allen Iverson and his ex-wife, Tawanna? The latest development involves payment of back child support and whether or not Iverson can be made to pay all upcoming payments through 2026 in a single lump sum child support payment of $1,272,000. Read more
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