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November 2010 Archives

Did Lil Wayne Father a 5th Child? Hurricane, Incarceration Delayed Answer

One young boy has spent 8 years of his life wondering who his father is, and for those 8 years, his grandmother and mother have claimed that Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., the rapper more commonly known as Lil Wayne, was the father of the child. For 8 years, they have tried to obtain a declaration of paternity, but several factors have delayed an answer to their question.

Sharing the Children Over the Holidays, How to Co-Parent

The holidays can be a confusing time for children of divorce and a scheduling headache for parents, especially those who are new to divorce. Co-parenting can help those who are spending the holidays apart for the first time this year. A child custody order may set out the exact times that each parent is to have the children over the holidays, but the specific details may be hard to navigate this season.

Therapists Urge Couples to Think Before They "Send"

Technological advancements have made things feasible now that seemed impossible before. At the touch of your fingertip, you can send a photo to a thousand people; you can tell everyone you know that you just got engaged and only have to tell the story once. Social media networks and text messaging can connect you to so many people in a matter of milliseconds, marriage therapists warn couples of the danger associated with that ability.

Eva Longoria Drops "Parker" From Her Name and Her Marriage

Eva Longoria Parker filed for divorce from her husband, Tony Parker. The news of the divorce was released in the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 17, 2010. Eva Longoria's divorce papers filed in a family court cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, but sources say that her decision was based upon alleged infidelity by her husband of three years.

Is a Fugitive's Privacy More Important Than Finding Abducted Children?

Parental abduction has become a prevalent problem for families across the nation and a major concern for family law advocates. International parental abduction has been a significant focus of many discussions and the Hague Convention was created to assist in locating and returning children illegally removed from their country of residence. Tracing a child amongst the United States can be as complicated as tracing them internationally, so when any information about the child's whereabouts is extremely important in child custody cases involving abduction.

Adoption of Guatemalan Child of an Imprisoned Illegal Immigrant Contested

A mother or father's parental rights may be terminated by a court of law for neglect, abuse or abandonment of their child. Termination of parental rights requires sufficient due process. One state Supreme Court is set to decide whether or not a court has the power to terminate the parental rights of an illegal immigrant under the basis that imprisonment constitutes abandonment.

Christina Milian's Divorce Agreement Will be Filed in Fulton County

Christina Milian and her husband, a producer known as "The Dream" and "King Sweet & Petite" have allegedly come to a mutual agreement concerning alimony, child support and other issues involved in their divorce. The couple is expected to file the official documents recording the agreement in a divorce court in Fulton County, Georgia in the near future when they finalize their divorce.

I Want Sole Custody of My Baby, My Beagle That Is

Divorce does more than finalize the end of a marriage. Divorce divides all of the property that each couple has amassed and comingled together during the period of their marriage. Many people are surprised or even shocked when an attorney explains to them that their beloved dog, cat or other household pet is considered property under the law. Animals are an asset on the list for property division even though it is a living, breathing companion.

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller File for Divorce

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's relationship has come to an end as they both filed separate petitions for the dissolution of their marriage. Both Sheen and Mueller cited the same day as their date of separation and that they had irreconcilable differences. Beyond those two similarities, the documents for the high-asset divorce requested nearly opposite results.

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