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Christie Brinkley’s Nasty Divorce Involves Child Custody Issues

By Sheryl Rentz on July 10, 2008

Divorces are an everyday occurrence in the United States and in the rest of the world. But at no time do they get media attention unless it is a nasty celebrity divorce. The Associated Press reports that model and actress Christie Brinkley and her estranged husband Peter Cook are in the thick of a contentious divorce trial in New York, at the center of which is a custody battle for their two children ages 13 and 10.

Brinkley and her attorneys are alleging that Cook spent $3,000 a month on pornographic Web sites. Cook’s affair with 18-year-old Diana Bianchi reportedly set off a frenzy in the tabloids. Bianchi is also expected to testify in the trial. She claims Cook seduced her shortly after hiring her to work at his Hamptons architectural firm. Cook’s attorneys on the other hand claim that Brinkley has had a bad track record with marriage. Cook is her fourth husband. Child custody is the main issue in this trial as opposed to money. Brinkley’s ex-husband and musician Billy Joel is also expected to testify in this star-studded trial.

This case is just yet another example of the sad truth that an already complicated and nasty divorce could get even more complex when children are involved. In Pennsylvania the laws that talk about Pennsylvania child custody in a divorce are complex and tough to interpret. It is crucial to retain a divorce lawyer who is experienced and has a thorough knowledge of divorce and child custody law.

These are also cases that must be treated with dignity and sensitivity. The Law Office of Sheryl R. Rentz has years of experience in successfully handling Philadelphia child custody cases. We handle almost every custody issue whether you are single, married or divorced. We will help you sort through the legal process and paperwork at a time when sorting though your life and spending time with your children can be your top priority. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation.

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