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Jon Gosselin seeks custody of one child

Many Americans are familiar with the once-popular "Jon and Kate Plus 8" reality television show that aired from 2007 to 2009 on The Learning Channel. The show followed Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raised sextuplets and twins in their home in Pennsylvania. Since their divorce in 2009, the financial downfall of Jon and continued television success of Kate has led to multiple issues between the ex-couple, often leading to tabloid headlines.

Richard Gere divorce highlights the importance of prenups

Following a 12 year marriage, the divorce proceedings between actor Richard Gere and actress Carey Lowell have gotten ugly as the ex-couple try to split an estimated $100 million dollar fortune. Gere is best known for his work in "Pretty Woman" and "An Officer and a Gentleman". Lowell is best known as the Bond girl from the film "Licence to Kill". As a high profile couple involved in a high net worth divorce, it is important to recognize the benefits of creating a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage.

How are interstate custody arrangements handled?

Following a divorce, various situations could result in post-divorce issues for Missouri parents. Whether it is a change of job, family illness or perhaps just to a way to welcome change of scenery, one spouse may move to another state. This could possibly complicate custody matters for both divorced parents.

Jean-Claude Van Damme to divorce first wife for second time

Most Americans throughout the country, including those living in the St. Charles, Missouri, area, know Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hollywood martial arts actor from the 80's and 90's. He starred in films such as Bloodsport, Universal Soldier, Street Fighter and Sudden Death. Through the decades, he established an almost B-star cult following. Unfortunately, his skills in beating up the bad guys has not translated into effective marital skills. It was announced last week that his second marriage with his first wife, Gladys Van Varenberg, is about to end.

How does a judge decide who gets custody?

It doesn't matter whether you live in St. Charles, Missouri, or anywhere else in the United States; for most parents going through a divorce, the most important factor is the well-being of the child or children. If the decision to split is mutually agreed upon, often with the opinions of counselors, mediators, and attorneys, things are easy. But if there's a dispute and no resolution can be reached, it is up to the courts to decide.

Understanding, handling and coping with divorce

Divorce is not easy for many St. Charles County, Missouri, residents. Spouses often feel overwhelmed with the legal technicalities involved including but not limited to property division and alimony. If children are involved, things become even more complex with child custody, visitation and child support entering the fray.

How to modify existing child custody arrangements

When a couple is going through a divorce, if they have children, the issue of child custody must be addressed. However, one or both parents may wish to revisit the issue months or even years down the road. As children grow, custody and parenting plans may require minor or major revisions, depending on the circumstances.

How to reduce legal costs in high asset divorces

High asset divorces, unlike other divorces, involve significant marital assets that are often accompanied by disputes. In St. Charles, Missouri, and across the United States, high asset divorces require thorough planning to ensure that each spouse obtains a fair share of the assets. Readers may be surprised to learn that even high-net worth divorces can be settled amicably and less expensively if sound advice is followed.

Divorce often the best outcome for children of angry marriages

Most Americans, including those in Missouri, no longer consider divorce to be a touchy topic. In many cases, divorces end amicably; in others, only lengthy court battles can resolve all of the issues that need to be addressed. One reason some people avoid divorce is out of fear their children will suffer. They may believe they should stay together for the sake of the kids even though their marriages are beyond repair. Increasingly, however, those who work with children think that parents who stay together primarily for their kids sometimes actually end up hurting them.

The importance of legal advice in a high-net worth divorce

The end of a marriage is usually emotionally challenging for spouses. When significant financial assets are involved, divorce can become even more emotional and sometimes downright hostile. Whenever a couple has substantial value in the form of real estate, retirement accounts, business investments, stocks and other assets, the potential for a drawn-out battle is high.

Joseph J. Porzenski
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