California residents who have followed the marriage and subsequent divorce of director Guy Ritchie and singer Madonna may have heard that the former couple's son has expressed a wish to remain with his father in London rather than returning to his mother in New York after the holiday break. On Dec. 21, the teenager initiated litigation requesting permission to remain.
Californians may be interested in the legal dispute between NBA star athlete Lance Stephenson and the mother of his two children, Feby Torres. The mother of the Clippers star's children was granted child support payments of $6,000, but she now claims that it is not enough to leave the dangerous Brooklyn residence her family resides in. Torres has claimed that there was a shooting that took place close to her home, and gunshots were heard near her daughter's bedroom.
Monetary disputes are some of the most common challenges in a marriage, and California couples may find that this is the deciding factor in starting divorce proceedings. However, there can be some complications if the money situation is so bad that bankruptcy seems to be the only way to handle large debts. The order in which the two matters are handled can vary based on issues such as marital assets, income and responsibility for debt.
California is the homeland of celebrity divorces, and details of the divorce between movies stars Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith have become public. After ending their marriage of 19 years in mid-2015, the couple agreed to divide their substantial assets.
Californians who are fans of the television series "Gotham" might be interested to learn that one of the stars of the show, Morena Baccarin, was ordered to pay both child and spousal support to her estranged husband. Reportedly, the 36-year-old Baccarin was ordered to pay $2,693 a month in child support and $20,349 in spousal support. She will be responsible for the spousal support payment either for the rest of his life or until he marries someone else.