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June 2012 Archives

Former Super Bowl champion Corey Dillon’s marriage is on the chopping block for the second time. Corey’s wife Desiree has once again asked the former NFL star for a divorce, TMZ reports.

Desiree Antoine-Dillon filed her petition for divorce in L.A. County Superior Court, citing the classic “irreconcilable differences.” Mrs. Dillon filed for divorce from Corey in 2010 as well, but called it off just a month later.

Earlier in the month, country singer Wynonna Judd tied the knot with her boyfriend and band mate Cactus Moser, People reports.

Judd, who's been married three times, is no stranger to divorce. A prenuptial agreement would allow Judd to safe guard her wealth just in case her marriage to Moser ends up being divorce number three.

On Friday, a 21-year-old Cumming mom was arrested after she allegedly locked her 2-year-old inside his room alone while she went out drinking, CBS News reports.

Stephanie Davis reportedly left the toddler without food or water. Davis has been charged with cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct, according to authorities.

Anyone who's seen Flavor of Love is aware that Flavor Flav is a ladies' man. And Flav has the kids to prove it, seven of them.

Last month, Flavor Flav was reportedly facing possible prison time for being $111,186 behind on his child support payments. Fortunately, Flav paid off a big chunk of the child support debt last week and may now be able to avoid jail, TMZ reports.

On Monday, a judge ordered Halle Barry to pay her ex, Gabriel Aubry, a staggering $20,000 a month in child support, TMZ reports.

The actress and her model ex-boyfriend have been embroiled in a custody battle over the care of their 4-year-old daughter Nahla. According to TMZ, Aubry requested the huge amount in child support because he wants his daughter to be able to continue living the life to which she's grown accustomed.

Divorces can be messy, drawn-out, and expensive. If you don't have the proper guidance, the whole experience of dissolving your marriage can be pretty overwhelming.

In order to make your divorce a little bit easier, we've included a few steps that will help you on your way to dissolving your marriage here in Atlanta.

On Tuesday, Dwyane Wade asked a Chicago judge to suspend his ex-wife's visitation rights with their two kids, The Associated Press reports.

Over the weekend, Siovaughn Funches-Wade and her friend, Nadgee Alarcon, reportedly refused to turn the two boys over to Wade for Father's Day in violation of their custody arrangement. Funches-Wade has been charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference, and one count of resisting arrest.

Fans of the Vh1 show "Couples Therapy" were probably aware that rapper DMX's marriage was on shaky ground.

Now, Mrs. DMX, Tashera Simmons, has finally had enough of the Ruff Ryder's antics, as she's preparing to file for divorce, the Houston Chronicle reports. Earl Simmons, who raps under the moniker DMX, wed Tashera in 1999. However, the marriage was reportedly plagued with DMX's frequent infidelities.

On Thursday, a Stone Mountain man was indicted on charges stemming from the death of his infant daughter, reports.

According to prosecutors, Keith Furlow's two-month-old daughter died after Furlow gave her a mixture of formula and vodka. Furlow has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the second degree.

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, parenthood is on many people's minds. Adoption can be a great alternative to having children the genetic way. But what if you're in a same-sex relationship in Atlanta or anywhere in the state?

The legal landscape for gay and lesbian couples looking to adopt can vary greatly from state to state. Below, we've outlined the current state of same-sex adoption under Georgia law.

It's probably not a good idea to leave your kids in the car with the engine running while you do errands. An Atlanta dad learned that lesson the hard way when his car was stolen with his kids inside, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Charles Boyd left his 5-year-old daughter and his 6-year-old son in the car while he ran into a convenient store on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. While Boyd was in the store, however, the car was stolen with his kids inside. Now Boyd is facing reckless conduct and drug charges for the incident.

Controversial megachurch pastor Creflo A. Dollar Jr. has denied allegations that he strangled and beat his 15-year-old daughter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Dollar, a televangelist and pastor at the World Changers Church International in College Park, was arrested on Friday after his 15-year-old daughter called 911. He’s been charged with misdemeanor counts of simple battery and cruelty to children for the incident.

Former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield has joined Dennis Rodman in the (alleged) deadbeat dad club.

Holyfield owes the mother of his 18-year-old daughter, Emani, $372,097 in back child support, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Now, the Georgia Department of Human Services is trying to get Holyfield to cough up the dough by taking him to court.

Bullies are as common in schools as bad lunches and homework excuses. Bullying will probably never go away completely, but over the past few years school districts have started taking affirmative steps to curb it.

Bullying can cause a child both physical injury and emotional trauma. As a parent, it’s your job to make sure cases of bullying are nipped in the bud. Below, we’ve included a few things to keep in mind when dealing with a bully.

The tables have turned for "Basketball Wives" star Kenya Bell. Her soon-to-be ex-husband and former NBA player, Charlie Bell, is requesting that she pay him spousal support, TMZ reports.

Charlie Bell filed for divorce from Kenya earlier in the year. He now claims that his funds are dwindling and he's in need of financial support from Kenya to stay afloat.

Police have removed a girl from her Butler home after authorities discovered that the girl had been forced to live in a chicken coop without food or water, CBS News reports.

According to authorities, the 15-year-old girl's adoptive mother, Diana Franklin, refused to cooperate with investigators. Franklin is likely facing child abuse and child cruelty charges.