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Child Custody: the focus of Tom and Katie's divorce settlement

Divorcing parents in Rhode Island will be interested to learn that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have reached a divorce settlement just 11 days after Holmes filed for divorce. There was little argument over the division of money, but custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, was the focus of their legal battle. Holmes requested sole custody in the divorce papers she filed. It has been reported that Cruise's religion, Scientology, had a lot to do with her seeking sole custody.

Planning for Divorce - Life Insurance

Of course, deciding with your spouse how to tell your children that you are getting divorce is a crucial step in planning for divorce. There are other steps that may be taken before a divorce filing depending upon your circumstances.

Divorce rates double for the baby boomers

Rhode Island residents from the baby boomer generation will be interested to learn that the rate of divorce is on the rise for couples over 50. In 2009, one in four people who divorced were age 50 or older. This is a significant increase from 1990 when the rate was fewer than 1 in 10.

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