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Kids of Divorce Less Stressed When Custody Is Shared

Navigating 2 households appears less stressful than hardly seeing one parent

(Newser) - When courts get involved in child custody cases, kids end up in the full custody of their moms 80% of the time. New research suggests the thinking behind this trend—that conflict between parents is so harmful to kids they should avoid shared custody—is all wrong. In fact, a... More »

Levi Deserves Joint Custody

Bristol Palin should let Johnston prove himself as a father

(Newser) - Levi Johnston’s Playgirl spread and constant media presence may not make him the best role model in the world—but that’s no reason to deny him custody of his son. “What has Levi done that warrants sole custody for Bristol at this early moment in a child's... More »

Brit Dad Busted in Kids' Death

Mom found children unresponsive after visit with father

(Newser) - A man separated from his wife was arrested yesterday after his two young children were found unresponsive in his home and were later declared dead. Police believe the father strangled the girl, 4, and 2-year-old boy, reports the Telegraph. They were discovered by their mom, who arrived to collect the... More »

3-Year Court Case Ends in Joint Custody—of Dog

NJ couple will trade visits with Dexter the pug

(Newser) - A case that has taken up the time of the New Jersey court system since 2006 apparently ended today with a judge's ruling that the litigants will share custody of their dog. Dexter, a 6-year-old pug, will spend 5 weeks at a time with each of his owners, the Philadelphia ... More »

Wife to Bonds: You're Out

Wife seeks spousal support, joint custody in papers filed in LA

(Newser) - Disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is facing the possible end of his marriage, the New York Post reports. Elizabeth, his wife of 11½ years, filed for separation Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. Bonds, who hasn’t played baseball since 2007, recently wrote on his website that he is enjoying “having a... More »

Penns Separate—Again

(Newser) - Sean Penn has filed for legal separation from wife Robin Wright Penn less than 2 years after a high-profile reconciliation, Extra reports. In 2007, Penn filed for divorce, though the proceeding was dropped when the two decided to stick it out. Expect the couple—married since 1996—to seek joint... More »

When Marriage Goes to Dogs, Where Do Dogs Go?

Custody of furry friends often becomes 'very hotly contested issue'

(Newser) - Joint custody, visitation rights, continued care, and financial support—custody negotiations are no longer restricted to the kids, USA Today reports, as more ex-partners wrangle over the pooch. In a recent survey, 25% of divorce lawyers reported an increase in pet-custody issues, with 90% of those cases involving dogs. It’... More »

K-Fed's Pit-Bull Lawyer Can't Wait to Grill Brit

'It's not fourth grade,' says attorney after singer misses first date

(Newser) - Kevin Federline's lawyer is looking forward to deposing Britney Spears in their ongoing custody case in early 2008, People magazine reports. The singer's court date was pushed back when she missed a deposition December 12, citing illness and anxiety, moving Mark Vincent Kaplan to snark: "She was out later... More »

Spears Slapped With K-Fed's Legal Fees

Judge cites income disparity, orders Spears to cough up $120K

(Newser) - In a major insult on top of the injury of losing her kids, pop princess Britney Spears has been ordered to pay nearly all her ex-husband's legal fees in their ongoing custody battle, according to court papers filed yesterday. Spears must cover $120,000 of Kevin Federline's $154,000 legal... More »

Brit Wins Back Visits With Sons

Pop mom spotted tooling around town with kids, presumably buckled in seat belts

(Newser) - The mother of all custody battles has won back visitation rights with her two young sons. Pop princess Britney Spears was spotted over the weekend driving with the boys and another adult believed to be her court-appointed monitor. Spears' visitation rights, which she lost last week, were expected to be... More »

Britney Wins Visits With Kids

Spears can see sons in supervised visits

(Newser) - Pop tart Britney Spears has been granted supervised visits with her two young sons just days after she sensationally lost custody to the boys' father. Spears was not present at a three-hour closed-door hearing in Los Angeles yesterday, but ex-husband Kevin Federline appeared, sporting an eye patch. More »

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