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Bitter divorce and custody fight may have led to murder plot

There are never any guarantees in life, especially when it involves personal relationships such as marriage. While few hope that a particular marriage will end in a divorce, the reality is that a significant percentage of relationships do. Unfortunately, one recent California divorce and ensuing custody dispute took a dangerous turn.

According to the reports, a husband and wife came to the realization that their marriage was no longer viable and filed for a divorce. As part of the process, they then had to resolve the issue of custody between them in the manner that would best serve their infant child. The contentious dispute reportedly dragged on for about a year. Purportedly, the parents were ultimately awarded equal parenting time with the child. In addition, the former wife was reportedly ordered to pay her ex-husband an estimated $120,000 -- though it is unclear if this was a spousal support payment or part of the division of marital assets.

Some time after the custody issue was decided, the father allegedly received a telephone call that alluded to information that could possibly have a negative impact on the father's custody of his son. As the man and an acquaintance arrived at a set meeting place, the father was then shot by an unknown person who was hidden from view. The man survived his injuries and California officials later arrested and charged the mother and her former boyfriend of arranging the attempted murder.

Both parties are facing an extended prison sentence for their part in this alleged plot. Though this is an extreme case that demonstrates the volatile emotions that can accompany a bitter divorce or custody dispute, most families are able to resolve their differences in a nonviolent manner. Both parties to a divorce may be best served by each consulting with a skilled family law attorney who can assist them in finding the best possible outcome for their particular needs and situation.

Source: People, "How Divorce Led to Diana Lovejoy's Murder-for-Hire Plot", Christine Pelisek, Nov. 22, 2017

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