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Custody, money in dispute in J. Crew exec's divorce

There are a few common elements that usually turn even the most civil of Nevada divorces into messy, bitter splits. Significant assets, disagreements about child custody, the reversal of traditional gender roles, and a spouse that has entered into a new relationship all have a tendency to make a divorce more complicated. This is reportedly what happened in the split of Jenna Lyons, the president and creative director of clothing retailer J. Crew, and her husband of nearly 10 years.

Malta grants first divorce since passing historic law

Back in July, we wrote about the historic law passed in the nation of Malta which, for the first time in the country's history, made divorce a legal option for its citizens. Now, a couple who began living separately more than 20 years ago has become the first to be granted a legal divorce under the new law.

Daniel Baldwin and wife to divorce

Just a few months after actor Daniel Baldwin filed for divorce and then revoked his divorce complaint, his wife has submitted divorce papers. Local media reports that the couple's efforts to work out their differences were unsuccessful, and that they have been living apart for some time.

Child custody battle foreshadowed fatal shooting

Last week, a man in a bulletproof vest entered a California beauty salon and opened fire with three handguns. When the shots died down, eight people were dead and one person was critically injured. Now, in the days following the fatal shooting, many people are wondering why it happened and if it could have been prevented.

Parents go to court over out-of-court child support agreement

After multiple costly go-rounds in Las Vegas family court, it can be tempting to simply create an out-of-court, informal agreement with your former spouse regarding alimony, child custody, child support, or any of the many issues that must be resolved in and following a divorce. However, this potential time- and money-saver can end up costing you more of both in the end.

Las Vegas singer arrested for unpaid child support

A Las Vegas singer who hit the top of the Billboard popular music chart more than 20 years ago has been arrested and charged with unpaid child support. According to the arrest documents, the singer owed more than $400,000 in child support for two of his seven children.

Financial abuse and divorce, part two

Earlier this week, we began a discussion of financial abuse and how it often makes it difficult for victims of domestic violence to leave an abusive marriage. Experts say that there is a strong correlation between physical and financial abuse, both of which can lead to long-term consequences for abuse victims.

Financial abuse and divorce, part one

Money is an inevitable concern for nearly every couple that is contemplating divorce. The financial cost of dividing a family from one household into two, as well as court costs and attorney's fees, can be a tremendous burden for cash-strapped families. However, for victims of "financial abuse," money can be an insurmountable obstacle to divorce, forcing spouses to remain in unhealthy relationships.