For CiCi, this is really bad news.
As easy as it may be to assume that celebrities are far removed from the troubles of reality, they, too, face the stress of divorce and custody battles. Far be it for stars to escape legal action when filing for divorce, they often face greater repercussions than the average civilian. When you have more to lose, your embittered spouse may work even harder to make you pay. Included here are a few celebrities who had to face some exceptionally nitty gritty custody battles.
Lakshmi and Dell
Top Chef host Lakshmi found herself knee-deep in a legal battle after giving birth to daughter Krishna. Padma refused to allow her daughter to have her father’s last name, Dell, which caused him to sue her for full custody and a name change. While Dell did not earn full custody, he gained more visitation time with Krishna and got his daughter’s name hyphenated to Lakshmi-Dell. [Read more…] about 5 Celebrity Custody Battles That Were Anything But Amicable
Is Amber Rose being less of a mom?
Oksana Grigorieva has just won $300,000 from ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson, however that money will not go into her pockets, but instead be handed over to hear team of nearly 40 lawyers.
Oksana’s lawyers requested the money which was granted by Judge Scott Gordon who told Gibson’s team that the money must be handed over immediately.
The new amount of money brings Grigorieva’s total lawyer haul from Gibson to a mind boggling number just over $1 million, quite a bit of money to spend when fighting for child support of one child.
Here’s a fun fact, Mel Gibson has hired an “independent observer” to watch over him and his children during his court approved visits. The observer has been hired so Mel can prove he’s not abusing the child he had with Oksana Grigorieva.
TMZ is reporting that the observer was hired a week ago for 2 reasons:
— To refute ongoing allegations by Oksana … sources say she keeps alleging that Mel is abusing their child.
— To facilitate and speed up the investigation by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services. [Read more…] about Mel Gibson Hires Independent Observer So He Can Prove He’s A Good Dad