Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart are just months away from the birth of their second child and reports have surfaced that the couple’s marriage is in trouble. Dane voluntarily checked himself into rehab for addiction to pain killers, and Gayheart flew to her hometown to be with family. Married on October 29, 2004, Dane and Gayheart’s first child, daughter Billie Beatrice, was born March 3, 2010. Full article.
Under New York law, most couples that separate enter into a marital separation agreement. A marital separation agreement is a written contract dividing your property, spelling out your rights, and settling problems such as alimony and custody. A marital separation agreement may be drawn before or after you have filed for divorce, even while you and your spouse are still living together. In this agreement, the spouses agree to live separate for the rest of their lives. The agreement should contain the respective rights and duties of husband and wife with respect to the custody of children, visitation rights, support payments, distribution of property, and all other matters pertaining to the marital relationship. The agreement must be filed with the Clerk of the County in New York where either spouse lives at least one year prior to filing for divorce. At the end of one year from the date of the agreement, either spouse may sue the other for a “no-fault” divorce.
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