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Naya Rivera files for divorce and requests joint custody

When most New Jersey couples begin a family, they envision a long, happy life-long experience together. Most do not imagine or desire to put their children through a separation or divorce, but many relationships do come to an end. The "Glee" television show star, Naya Rivera, recently filed for divorce from her husband and is requesting joint custody of their son.

Naya and her husband, Ryan Dorsey, have been married approximately three years and have a 2-year-old son together. The recent divorce filing is not their first indication of marital issues. A little over a year ago, Naya filed for divorce but quickly retracted it. Most recently, Dorsey called the police, claiming that Naya was out of control and that she also had allegedly struck him in front of their son. Police have not indicated if intoxication was a factor in the domestic dispute. 

Naya was arrested and charged with domestic battery. Since the arrest, she has filed for divorce a second time. She claims that she and Dorsey suffer from "irreconcilable differences." In addition to requesting joint custody, she has requested that neither she nor Dorsey be required to pay spousal support payments.

While most parents do not wish to put their children through the divorce process, some couples cannot remain married. Many people find that a family law attorney in New Jersey is beneficial throughout the divorce process. If sole or joint custody is desired by a parent, an attorney will advocate for the client and in the best interest of any children involved while taking into consideration the desires of the client.

Source: people.com, "Naya Rivera Re-Files for Divorce from Ryan Dorsey", Natalie Stone, Dec. 5, 2017

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