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Tony Danza has filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Tracy, after 24 years of marriage, reported TMZ.  Although they have been separated since 2006, the ‘Who’s the Boss’ and ‘Taxi’ alum cited irreconcilable differences for ending the marriage.

The couple has two daughters, Katherine, 23, and Emily, 17, which means Danza waited just long enough to file so that he does not have to pay child support or deal with a custody battle. Even on the March 4 2011-filed court papers he checked “there are no minor children.”

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Charlie Sheen wants his kids to live real close by?

Charlie Sheen wants two of his ex-wives to move into his gated Los Angeles community, and he is willing to foot the bill for the house and the moving expenses so that he can live closer to his four children, reports AOL Real Estate.

Experts say it is good for the kids if divorce parents live within close proximity of each other, but only if they can all get along. “They must have resolved their anger, internal pain, hurt, and practice forgiveness for and with each other,” says Dr. Joyce Morley.

Just how would one describe Charlie Sheen’s relationship with exes Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller?

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Victoria, Dennis and Marin Hopper

Victoria, Dennis and Marin Hopper in 2008

Dennis Hopper, who passed  away in May at age 74, was in the middle of divorce proceedings when he died of prostate cancer complications. Now apparently his adult off-spring from other marriages aren’t so happy that they have to share estate proceeds with the widow, Victoria Duffy, and the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Galen, reports HousingWatch.

This might seem like another Hollywood celebrity tale, but there’s a lesson every family can learn from the Hopper family struggles, whether you earn millions a year or just thousands.  (more…)

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Talk show host Larry King is divorcing 7th wife Shawn Southwick King, who cites irreconcilable differences in her April 14 filed divorce papers, part of which can be viewed at TMZ.  Papers for Larry, who filed a few minutes before Shawn, can also be downloaded at TMZ. The couple, who married in 1997, have contested issues.  (more…)

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Ladies in the running for the crown of Miss Great Britain can reign supreme even if they are divorced or single moms — previously this was a big no-no for the pageant, which began in 1945, reported the Daily Mail.  For the first time in its 65-year history, the pageant is not limited to the childless, never-marrieds.   (more…)

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When interfaith parents divorce, religion of the children can often become a contested issue, even if during the marriage they had agreed on how to raise the children.

The issue can be further complicated when one parent converted to the religion of the other spouse before or during the marriage, but then wants to revert back to a previous religion after the marriage—and convert the children as well.

How courts handle the issue, if it is brought before them, can be a delicate balance of separation of church and state while respecting each person’s right to freedom of religion. (more…)

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A mother must spend 10 days in jail for signing her son up for a baseball league using his stepfather’s last name instead of that of his biological dad, the Alabama Court of Appeals ruled.

Lisa Preston was required to have her son use the last name of her former husband, Matthew Saab, when playing sports, according to the parties 2005 divorce decree, but in 2008 she did not use the Saab last name when she registered the 13-year-old.  She claimed it was the boy’s choice. But as we all know, children can be influenced. (more…)

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