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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
Jul 19, 2011
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After seven years of marriage, superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have decided to divorce.

"We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," the singers told People Magazine in a joint statement. They also said that the decision was "painful," and they want to maintain their privacy.

Sep 29, 2011

Demonstrating the value of prenuptial agreements and fair divorce settlements, a recently released study by a University of Connecticut economics professor tracked the economic consequences of divorce for women.

For the study, Dr.

Sep 26, 2011

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey berated reporters following a doubleheader in New York on September 24, saying he received an inappropriate question about his divorce via a text message from a member of the press prior to the game.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ recently broke the news that Lackey filed to divorce his wife of nearly three years, Krista, who is battling breast cancer.

Sep 26, 2011

In a situation illustrating the value of drafting a prenuptial agreement, singer Melissa Etheridge and her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, are engaged in a contentious legal battle regarding the breakup of their relationship.

Etheridge recently filed for a family law trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, stating she intends to seek a legal resolution to matters involving the dissolution of their relationship, spousal support, division of property, attorney fees and costs, and child custody issues, including visitation and child support.

Etheridge and Michaels spl

Sep 19, 2011

Tareq and Michaele Salahi, socialites who are notorious for gate-crashing the first state dinner thrown by the Obama White House and being featured on the Bravo reality show "Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.," are getting divorced. The 43-year-old Tareq recently filed to begin divorce proceedings on grounds of adultery and abandonment following revelations that 45-year-old Michaele left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

While he is no doubt unhappy about the dissolution of his marriage, Tareq is likely relieved that he and Michaele signed a prenuptial agreement.

Sep 15, 2011

In a case demonstrating how a prenuptial agreement can smooth the difficult process of ending a relationship, 45-year-old Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, a popular radio shock jock, and his wife of four years, 37-year-old Heather Clem, are divorcing. 

The two wed in January 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Wrestling and reality TV star Hulk Hogan was Clem's best man and Howard Stern was in attendance.