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Grigorieva Files Child Support Enforcement Suit Against Mel Gibson

The latest development in the ongoing Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva child custody case: Grigorieva has filed a contempt charge against Gibson, claiming that he has not made a full child support payment in the last three months.

Elin Nordegren Gets $110 Million in High-Asset Divorce Settlement

The divorce of Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods was finalized by a Florida court on August 23, 2010, but details of the high-asset divorce settlement were just released by the website Nordegren apparently received $110 million in the settlement agreement and the couple agreed to a shared parenting plan for their two children.

Mel Gibson Child Custody Dispute: Mel's Ex Goes Through 40 Lawyers

Here's a reminder not to judge a legal case before all the facts are in: According to recent reports by the celebrity website and the American Bar Association's ABA Journal, Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has had 40 lawyers so far during the course of the couple's child custody dispute.

Scott v. Scott: Should Divorce Records Always Be Public?

With the election just weeks away, the question of why congressional candidate Austin Scott's divorce records are sealed has now become a political issue. Scott is a Republican running against four-term incumbent Jim Marshall in Georgia's eighth district, which covers much of the center of the state south of Atlanta.

What's at Stake in a High-Asset Divorce Like Cox and Arquette's?

With the October 12 announcement that Courteney Cox and David Arquette are in a trial separation and will possibly divorce, many people will likely be interested in what is at stake in a high-asset divorce.  While the divorce laws in California are somewhat different from those in Georgia, many of the issues remain relevant.

DCSS Watches South Carolina County Unpaid Child Support Program

An Aiken County, South Carolina, child support enforcement program initiated in 2008 has helped the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and courts close more than 2,000 warrants in the past two years. The "deadbeat dad" project targets fathers who owe more than $20,000 in unpaid child support.

APA Ponders Its Official Stance on Parental Alienation Syndrome

The American Psychiatric Association is in the process of a major revision of its diagnostic manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Work groups across the fields of psychology and psychiatry are reviewing the manual's current list of 283 officially recognized mental health disorders to ensure they are based on the best possible science.

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