Daniel Baldwin Divorce Back On

Oct 20, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
In a recent divorce filing, Daniel Baldwin's wife asked for half his earnings and sole custody of their children.

In a situation illustrating the value of prenuptial agreements, actor Daniel Baldwin's wife, Joanne, recently filed for divorce and made extensive requests regarding spousal and child support.

In a July divorce filing, Daniel Baldwin described a series of altercations between himself and Joanne, which culminated in a fistfight in which she punched the actor two times. Daniel's legal declaration also described an incident in which Joanne said she learned how she should kill him by watching a documentary about wives who murdered their husbands. However, a month after Daniel filed for divorce, the couple asked a judge to dismiss the petition.

Joanne has now filed papers for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting $4,000 a month in child support, 50 percent of her husband's earnings and sole custody of their two daughters, according to TMZ.

An unnamed source familiar with the situation told E! News that Daniel finds Joanne's demands "unreasonable," and pointed out that her two prior DUI convictions make it unlikely she will be awarded sole custody of the children.

Daniel's brother, the actor Alec Baldwin, went through a bitter and much-publicized divorce with Kim Basinger in 2002, after which he told The New York Times he regretted not signing a prenuptial agreement.