Recently, the divorce between celebrities Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony became official. The former couple has two minor children (6-year-old twins) and the terms of the divorce contain many terms regarding child custody. The terms illustrate how child custody arrangements can touch on many things.
Over a year after separating, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are heading into the divorce process.
Some argue that, historically, judges haven't been putting enough weight on the value of shared parenting when making decisions in child custody cases. People who hold this position argue that having contact with both parents can be very beneficial for a child and that more should be done to encourage joint physical custody arrangements. These arguments have led to some states putting laws in place aimed at getting judges to give greater preference to joint custody arrangements in child custody cases.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the legal separation between Clint Eastwood and his wife, Dina. The two had reached a point in their marriage where they needed some time apart, and clearly things were not working well. We wondered at the time what would happen with their marriage -- if they would try and work it out, or if they would take the next step and formally file for divorce.
Clint Eastwood has been a staple in movies for the past several decades. It is likely that most movie lovers here in New York have seen at least one movie that he starred in or directed. Recently, some family law-related news has come up regarding Eastwood and his wife.
When parents in New York and beyond welcome their children into the world, they usually assume that they will raise them together under the same roof. However, family's can change. Parents may discover at some point that they can no longer remain married.