The marriage of the actor Tom Cruise and the actress Katie Holmes is one that has received a fair amount of attention from the public over the past few years. It now appears that this particular celebrity pairing has reached its end. It has been reported that Cruise and Holmes are getting divorced.
Cruise and Holmes have been married for five years and have had one child together, a daughter. According to an article on TMZ's website, last week, Holmes filed for a divorce from Cruise. Holmes cited "irreconcilable differences" in this divorce petition. This divorce filing was made in a court in New York.
One of the issues that can arise when couples with children get divorced is child custody. Sometimes disputes arise between divorcing parents over this issue. It appears that such a legal battle may take place in the divorce between Holmes and Cruise. It has been reported that, in her divorce petition, Holmes has asked for primary residential custody and sole legal custody of the couple's daughter.
Another issue that can arise when couples with children get divorced is child support. Holmes reportedly has made a child support-related request in her divorce petition. Specifically, Holmes reportedly has asked that Cruise pay a "suitable amount" of child support.
Thus, this case shows how many important and impactful issues can arise when a couple gets divorced.
It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens in regards to the issues of child support and child custody in this divorce case.
Source: TMZ, "Tom Cruise Divorce - Katie Filed - Wants Sole Custody," June 29, 2012