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Sperm Donors and Presumed Father Status

M and J began a romantic relationship in 2002. M is a certified rolfer (a form of physical trainer) and J is a well-known actor. M wanted to be a mother, and J agreed to father a child with her. ...
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Breaking Up Brangelina Part III

On September 19, 2016, Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie petitioned for divorce from actor Brand Pitt. California law states that Pitt had until October 19, 2016 to respond to Jolie’s ...
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Breaking Up Brangelina Part II

As of September 30, 2016, there is no record that Brad Pitt has filed his response to Angelina Jolie’s Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. However, according to The Los Angeles Times, TMZ and ...
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Breaking Up Brangelina California Style

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are American actors and superstar-celebrities in their own right. Both are known world-wide for their acting as well as their international humanitarian causes. In 2002, ...
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Phil Spector is Divorcing

Harvey Phillip “Phil” Spector is a record producer, musician, song writer and convicted murderer. He is known worldwide for his “wall of sound” form music in the early 1960s ...
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A Shout-out to Fathers

David Adam LaRoche is a professional baseball player. He is married and the father to a daughter, Montana, and a son named Drake. He has been playing baseball professionally for 15 years, most ...
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Giada De Laurentiis's California Divorce Settlement

Giada De Laurentiis is a famous cook with her own television shows on the Food Network cable channel. In 2003, she married fashion designer Todd Thompson. In 2008, the couple had their only child, ...
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Who Owns the Earnings of Child Actors?

Jackie Coogan was born in 1914, the son of a vaudeville actor and his wife. His natural ability to mimic adults brought him the attention of famed silent-movie star Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin featured ...
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Scooby Do Helps Create a New Law

Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem was born April 27, 1932. He died on June 15, 2014. He spent his life as a radio disc jockey, most famously noted for his syndicated music radio countdown program, ...
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California's Palimony Laws

Michelle Triola was an actress and lounge singer when she met movie actor Lee Marvin. In 1964, they moved in together and lived their lives as a married couple, although they never married. During ...
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Griner vs Johnson and Annulment or Voidable Marriage

Brittney Griner is a basketball player with the WNBA. She currently plays for the Phoenix (AZ) Mercury team. Glory Johnson is a basketball player with the WNBA is well. She plays for the Tulsa (OK) ...
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The Myth of the Ten-Year Anniversary Mark

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman married in1990. In February of 2001, a spokesman for the couple announced that the couple had separated. The date of the separation became a major focal point with ...
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The California Right of Publicity

California is known worldwide for its entertainment industry from movies to television to music and theater. California is also known worldwide for its celebrities most of whom come from the ...
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Shelly Sterling vs. V. Staviano: Return the Community Property!

In 1955, Donald Sterling (nee Tokowitz) married Rochelle “Shelly” Stein in Los Angeles County, California. They had three children and proceeded to build an empire based mostly on ...
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Prenuptial Agreements: Agreements to Disagree Later?

California residents Patrick Bode Dubbert ("Bo") met Walmart heiress Elizabeth Paige Laurie ("Paige") when they both attended an ACT prep course. Bo was the son of a successful ...
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Some Aspects of Marital Law Are Not Negotiable

Manual and Donna Diosdado married in 1988. They separated five years later when Donna accused Manual of having an affair. They reconciled, and part of their reconciliation was to enter into an ...
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Should a Parent Spank a Child in California?

Father (F) and Mother (M) were married in Texas in 2009 when he was 16 years old and she was 18. In 2011, at the ripe old ages of 18 and 20, they had their daughter A. Shortly thereafter they moved to ...
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How Professional Athletes Help Improve Domestic Violence Prevention Laws

On February 15, 2014, professional football player Ray Rice was video recorded knocking his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, unconscious in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 27, 2014, ...
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Conscious Uncoupling

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their decision to separate this week after over 10 years of marriage. The couple share two children, Apple and Moses, and have numerous homes in desirable ...
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Dying Hard with a Vengeance

John McTiernan and Donna Dubrow were a Hollywood married couple during parts of the 1980s and 1990s. He directed blockbuster, high-revenue action movies, such as Predator, Die Hard, Die Hard with a ...
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Celebrity Divorces and Community Property Distribution

Dividing of community property assets can often get nasty, especially in celebrity divorce cases. But a few celeb couples are currently providing good examples of how to distribute property and ...
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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant -- Have Collaborative Divorce Proceedings Brought Them Back Together?

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have apparently already worked out a Marital Settlement Agreement in which Vanessa was given all 3 of the couple's Newport Beach homes. Their divorce proceedings appear to ...
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Celebrities and Child Custody Disputes

While Heidi Klum and Seal may be attempting to divide custody of their four children in a non-contentious manner, other celebrity custody battles have often been acrimonious. Here's a few that you ...
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