Remember when Jon and Kate Plus Eight was the extremely popular, family-friendly show it was? When the marriage between the parents Jon and Kate broke down, however, the entire tone of the program changed. The couple got divorced and it wasn't the happiest, most positive family law process that the public has seen.
Recently, wedding fashion icon Vera Wang announced her upcoming divorce from her husband of over 20 years. Since wedding dresses have been the cornerstone of her fashion empire, some wonder if she may lose some business, being that happily ever after did not happen the way she planned. Others continue to trust her designs and focus on her product not her personal life. There are many different perspectives to look at. As a famous designer, Wang's name is also her brand. It's possible that if her spouse holds a greater responsibility for the breakup, he is damaging her brand, which may affect her future income potential. On the other hand, the marriage and Wang's husband's support of her business could lead to a property division decision in which Wang's ex gets some of the business value. It's very possible, however, that the couple came up with a contract regarding how the business would be affected by a potential divorce.
It's a misconception that the divorce process has to be drawn-out and ugly. Though the celebrity divorces we often read about in the media can seem to take forever (like Kim Kardashian's or the McCourts') Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes prove that even they can agree to get through the process on quick, seemingly amicable terms.
It isn't uncommon to hear of a celebrity being the target of a paternity action. Heck, there was even a paternity action filed against squeaky clean teen star Justin Bieber. While "The Biebs" was cleared of the accusation that he fathered a baby, another music star is facing that same music this week.
Randy Jackson isn't the most well-known member of the famous Jackson family. But he does have something in common with his celebrity family: he's got drama in his life. It isn't unheard of for family law issues to drag on for longer than some families would like, but in this case, Jackson is fighting a child support fight over a kid that is now legally an adult.
Not even being a star NBA player with money in the bank can save someone from the drama of family law disputes. Star athlete Dwayne Wade is in the midst of a continued fight with his ex regarding child custody and visitation rights.
When Courteney Cox and David Arquette got together after costarring in Scream, their union seemed so wacky that it would have to work. She was the low-key partner, while Arquette was more eccentric. They seemed to be a good balance.
Legendary actor Mel Gibson is no stranger to the news. He's been used to the spotlight for decades but has become accustomed to the limelight within the past few years. From his traffic stop involving anti-Semitic comments to his recent, acrimonious breakup from girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson has earned himself a less-than-desirable reputation.
In the past, we have written about the child custody dispute between Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. The couple was never married but had a daughter together during their temporary romance.
It isn't surprising that child custody battles can make parents extremely emotional. Just because a marriage or romantic relationship doesn't work between two adults, that doesn't mean that those parties lose any love for their kids. The breakup can put kids through the ringer, adding to parents' emotions during a divorce.