Divorce can be tough on kids. It can also be tough on the parents, especially when a parent does not receive as much time with the child as they would like. As one father recently found out, however, taking possession of a child in violation of a valid child custody agreement is illegal and counterproductive.
Ending a marriage can be a long and lengthy process. Just ask Kim Kardashian. She has been trying to divorce her estranged basketball player husband, Kris Humphries, since 2011. This is despite the fact that she called it quits after only 72 days of matrimony. No matter how long or short of a duration one is happily married, the same legal issues tend to arise once the breakup begins.
The vote on gay marriage in the Illinois legislature was delayed until the next legislative session largely due to concerns that the bill would not probably not pass before the end of the current session. Two key supporters were unable to make the vote. This latest update comes at a time when the Illinois legislature and governor are likely to support the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Changing one's sex to the opposite of one's partner may be insufficient to obtain a legal marriage. A court is questioning whether it has the authority to grant a divorce to a couple when the man had previously been a woman. The man has undergone a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery but retained his uterus and ovaries. He gave birth to the couple's three children, aged 4, 3, and 2, receiving national recognition and writing a book about the experience.
Football star Ray Lewis has six children by four different women. One of the mothers has recently accused the sports celebrity of having failed to fully disclose his financial information when they first agreed on a support arrangement for their son eleven years ago. She has asked for permission to inspect Lewis' records and to renegotiate the child support order that currently requires the athlete to pay her $3,500 a month.