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Missing Mom's Divorce Filings Shed Light on Nasty Situation

Jennifer and Fotis Dulos lobbed accusation after accusation at each other

(Newser) - The two people arrested in connection with Jennifer Dulos' May 24 disappearance are no strangers to the Connecticut mother of five. One is a man she married in 2004. The other is a woman he'd reportedly been having an affair with for about a year before Dulos learned of... More »

Warrants Detail Grim Evidence in Case of Missing Mom

Jennifer Dulos vanished May 24

(Newser) - The estranged husband Jennifer Dulos said she was "terrified" of has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, and warrants in the case detail some grim evidence. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested Saturday night and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence and hindering prosecution,... More »

'Terrified' Mom Vanishes Amid Custody Dispute

Jennifer Dulos disappeared in Connecticut on Friday

(Newser) - Police are scouring a Connecticut park for a mother of five who vanished amid a bitter divorce with her estranged husband, the Stamford Advocate reports. Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared Friday and her vehicle, a black Chevy Suburban, was found that night in a popular 300-acre recreational area in New Canaan.... More »

State Supreme Court Rules in Dog Custody Dispute

Pets are property, not family, Maine court says

(Newser) - Maine's supreme court has upheld a ruling granting a man sole custody of his dog, denying his ex-girlfriend's bid to take the pet. The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday affirmed that pets are property in confirming a district judge's decision that the Lab-boxer mix named Honey belongs... More »

He Wanted Ex to Give Him More Time With Son, Killed Them All

Police say James Shields Jr. murdered 3 people over trans-Atlantic custody dispute

(Newser) - On Monday, the friend who accompanied Linda Olthof from the Netherlands to New York couldn't get in touch with her and called Olthof's sister back home. Her sister Googled "New York" to see if anything was amiss there and quickly came across news of a murder-suicide. "... More »

In 'Extremely Rare' Move, an Order in Jolie-Pitt Divorce Case

Judge mandates Jolie give her ex more access to their 6 kids or risk losing primary custody

(Newser) - In what one expert tells People is an "extremely rare" case, a judge has issued a new order involving Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children and warned that if Jolie doesn't follow the order, she could risk losing primary custody to Pitt. Various media outlets got... More »

Judge Orders Neighbors to Share Custody of Lab Mix

'Both parties have spent a great deal of time with the dog,' judge says

(Newser) - A rift between two former neighbors has resulted in them sharing custody of a Labrador retriever mix, the AP reports. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Tina Marie Walker and David Somerville lived next to each other in a Florida apartment complex when he drove her in 2016 to an... More »

Paula Patton: Robin Thicke Abused Me, Cheated on Me

Obtains temporary sole custody, temporary restraining order

(Newser) - Things just got even uglier between ex-spouses Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. On Thursday Patton obtained temporary sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old son as well as a temporary domestic violence restraining order barring Thicke from access to her, their son, and her mother, E! reports. According to People... More »

Robin Thicke Calls Cops to Paula Patton's Home

Son Julian reportedly refused to leave with him

(Newser) - Robin Thicke got the cops involved in the custody dispute between himself and ex Paula Patton, TMZ reports. After the couple's 6-year-old son told his mother and his school that Thicke spanks him painfully , the LA County Department of Children and Family Services opened an investigation. Patton also filed... More »

Paula Patton: Robin Thicke Abused Our 6-Year-Old

Spanking is issue: She calls it excessive, Thicke says they agreed upon it

(Newser) - Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's custody battle is spiraling: A judge on Thursday denied the actress' request for an emergency hearing Patton was seeking in hopes of limiting her ex's time with 6-year-old son Julian, reports ET Online . Spanking appears to be at the root of the request:... More »

Sofia Vergara Sued By Embryos

Her own; ex-fiance aims to implant 2 girls in a surrogate via right-to-live suit

(Newser) - Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance Nick Loeb has dropped a lawsuit in California seeking custody of the two female embryos the couple created together, now frozen in a fertility clinic, but the Modern Family star's legal troubles are far from over: She's now being sued by her own embryos... More »

Police 'Ambush' Suspect Was Upset Over Custody Battle

'I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it'

(Newser) - The suspect arrested in the ambush shooting of a San Antonio police detective says he was angry about a child custody battle and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it." Otis Tyrone McKane was being led by police to the Bexar County Jail late Monday when... More »

Man's Revenge Site So Extreme Ex Wants to 'Disappear'

Patrick Fox said he hopes to harass Desiree Capuano into committing suicide

(Newser) - A man who created a revenge website to "destroy" his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment. His ex says her only hope is that he'll be held long enough to give her time to change her identity and "disappear" before he is... More »

7 Years Later, Levi-Bristol Custody Battle Is Over

They are now 'successfully co-parenting'

(Newser) - Seven years and $100,000 later, Levi Johnston has emerged victorious from his custody battle with Bristol Palin. E! has the background: In 2009, Johnston sued for joint custody of his son with Palin, claiming that the Palins were keeping him from seeing Tripp, who's now 7. The following... More »

Another Custody Battle Brewing for Bristol Palin

Her ex has filed legal documents

(Newser) - Bristol Palin still hasn't revealed who the father of her new daughter is, though quite a few signs point to it being her ex-fiance , Dakota Meyer—including the fact that Meyer has now filed legal documents claiming he is, in fact, the biological father of Sailor Grace. Meyer wants... More »

Same-Sex Custody Battles Are Shaking Up Courts

Some say laws should evolve to protect 'de facto parents'

(Newser) - Same-sex couples aren't just making their mark on marriage, but also on breakups and the subsequent custody battles—so much so that they are "going to revolutionize the court system," a family lawyer tells the New York Post . The paper highlights one of several complicated cases in... More »

Accused Killer of Social Worker Had 'Hit List'

Jody Herring allegedly planned more killings than the 4 she's been charged with

(Newser) - The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker after losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter had a "hit list" that included her mother, stepfather, and possibly brother, according to documents made public yesterday. The Burlington Free Press reports Jody Herring's ex-boyfriend told police he saw the hit... More »

Vergara’s Ex: Why I'm Suing for Our Embryos

Nick Loeb: A woman can go ahead with pregnancy against man's wishes, so why not a man?

(Newser) - The ex-fiance of Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara took to the pages of the New York Times today to defend his decision to go to court over the embryos they created together. Florida businessman Nick Loeb wants custody of the two female embryos, now frozen in a clinic, in order... More »

10 Years After Vanishing With Child, Mom Surfaces

Genevieve Kelley turns herself in; whereabouts of Mary Nunes unknown

(Newser) - In the midst of a bitter custody battle, Genevieve Kelley took her 8-year-old daughter and vanished in November 2004. Over the past decade, the US Marshals Service followed up on tips that had them looking for the New Hampshire woman—along with new husband Scott Kelley, daughter Mary Nunes , and... More »

Uma Thurman, Ex Fight Over 2-Year-Old

Arpad Busson sues for custody of daughter

(Newser) - Uma Thurman's ex-fiance is suing her for custody of their daughter Luna, 2. Arpad "Arki" Busson yesterday filed an emergency order to gain custody; the Manhattan court papers are sealed. "It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson's visitation rights and his participation... More »

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