One common reason for the failure of long-time marriages is infidelity. When spouses wander it can be a sign of other problems in an unraveling marriage that would otherwise be headed for divorce.
Former Atlanta Braves superstar Andruw Jones was recently served divorce papers from his wife of 10 years. The 35-year-old outfielder may not have been all that surprised by the divorce filing, as he was arrested Christmas morning at his Duluth, Georgia, home on charges of domestic violence against his wife, Nicole Jones.
When children are involved in a divorce in Georgia, there are many issues that will surround them. Child support is one of these issues. Child support is also one of the issues that do not necessarily go away even after a divorce is finalized.
Oftentimes, divorce can be a tricky concept to explain to young children. Just ask the bright minds at "Sesame Street," who have made a living off of teaching children valuable, and sometimes difficult, life lessons. Even those skilled researchers, producers and writers have grappled with the means to explain the concept of divorce to children. This is an effort Sesame Workshop -- the entity that produces Sesame Street -- will take another stab at soon.
Like any Atlanta resident, when Usher and his wife divorced in 2009, the couple needed to determine what they were going to do with the marital property. As Georgia requires that any property acquired during the course of a marriage to be divided equitably among divorcing spouses, divorce settlements can get tricky as husbands and wives try to negotiate who gets what, what is really an equitable division and the cost of the property to be divided. For superstars like Usher, it can get even more complicated.
Followers of this blog have read stories involving many different friction points that may arise during a divorce. Just last week, a post covered the difficulties divorced parents may face as we head into Thanksgiving week, commonly the gateway to the holiday season. Child support, child custody and other issues have been featured on this blog.
This blog has covered numerous sports figures who have squandered their hard-earned fortunes on a variety of different things. From multi-million dollar homes to wardrobes to other "toys," these sports legends have been left bankrupt and in very desperate financial straits. Add a new name to that list: boxing heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.
Made famous during her mother's run for vice president, Bristol Palin and her former boyfriend, Levi Johnson and their child, Tripp, have led a life more in the public eye than behind closed doors. Whether it was Palin's run on "Dancing With the Stars" or a reality show about her raising Tripp in "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," to Johnston's exposure in Playgirl magazine, much is known about the former couple's relationship and their son. Now, Georgians who have been following the three will likely know that their custody battle has finally come to a close.
A 6-year-old girl's participation in a child beauty pageant has become a hotly contested issue in a child custody battle between the girl's mother and father. The child was entered into the contest by the mother and dressed up to look like country western signer Dolly Parton. As part of her costume, her mother had her wear butt pads and a padded bra to look more like Parton, something the father believes was inappropriately sexual and exploitative.
Just last month we brought news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's divorce and the controversy surrounding their daughter, Suri. Very soon after, they came to an agreement on many of their divorce and custody decisions, but their settlement has only recently been made public and it appears that Cruise will owe over $33,000 a month in child support.