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Lessons Learned From Celebrity Divorces

When celebrities divorce, the rumor mill gets busy. Celebrities may enjoy a glamorous lifestyle, but when divorcing, they deal with many of the same issues average people do. Here are some dos and don'ts we can learn from some divorcing stars.

PET CUSTODY BATTLES

Brittany Spears, after losing custody of her children, fought for custody of two dogs. Divorce attorneys around the country are reporting a huge increase in pet custody battles. An article in the Daily Mail reports that some couples are now creating a pre-pup agreement to prevent fighting over the cats and dogs.

CAN HE GET THE RING BACK?

Kim Kardashian's ex, Kris Humphries, asked for her engagement ring back. The ring in dispute reportedly cost $2 million. The marriage only lasted 72 days. From a legal standpoint, the engagement ring is a gift from one party to the other. Once the couple is married, the ring falls into the category of property gifted to only one spouse, and therefore is not subject to division of the marital assets. In the case of Kardashian's extremely brief marriage; it's difficult to say if anything could be considered a marital asset.

WHO'S YOUR DADDY?

Monique Mosley, wife of rapper Timbaland, has filed for divorce. In her petition she asked for - among a host of other things - child support for both the child they share and the child the rapper did not father. This case reinforces an interesting point about paternity. Though Mosley does not claim Timbaland is the biological father of the child, she stresses that he has raised the child, and has privately and publicly declared the child to be his. In the absence of another father claiming paternity, the rapper is, by law, the "default" dad.

THE PERFECT DIVORCE

Bruce and Kris Jenner have announced the end of their 22-year marriage. According to media sources the couple has split amicably and remain the best of friends. Granted, not every couple is capable of maintaining that degree of integrity during a divorce, but it is certainly something to strive for.

If you are considering divorce you have a right to ethical and professional legal representation. Speak to a divorce attorney in the San Diego area about your individual legal needs.

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