This week the parents of young actress Hayden Panettiere announced that they planned to end their marriage of several decades. According to news sources, Hayden's father was arrested in June 2008 for domestic violence after he assaulted her mother. Hayden's mother filed a
divorce petition with the Los Angeles County Superior Court listing the date of separation as July 15, 2008 - just a month after the abuse took place. Hayden's father has since pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor offense of battery and was sentenced by a judge to 24 months of probation, as well 52 weeks of counseling and $400 in monetary fines.
Media sources have also reported that Hayden's mother is seeking joint child custody of the couple's 17-year-old son and is also requested spousal support from her soon-to-be ex-husband. Divorce is complicated and can be tricky without the proper amount of legal representation. If you are going through a challenging divorce in Florida and issues like spousal support or
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