Famous people who deserved better: Stars who escaped loony litigation

Defamation lawsuits, paternity claims, and injurious encounters with the paparazzi are all in a day’s work for celebrities. They get sued for offenses of all kinds, but mostly for reasons that have to do with their celebrity status. For instance, suing your neighbor for looking exactly like you isn’t lucrative, but accusing Michael Jordan of doppelgängerism and suing him and the global sporting apparel company that sponsors him could potentially win you millions of dollars.

Child custody and divorce realities and oddities in Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer is a heartwarming drama about the pains of divorce and child custody. It’s a moving portrayal of how ex-spouses Ted (Dustin Hoffman) and Joanna (Meryl Streep) went from estranged exes to sworn enemies to allies. What many divorcees will find particularly relatable is Ted’s sheer ineptness at making French toast on the first morning of Joanna’s “desertion.

Weird assets couples had to split in a divorce

For some couples, “till death do us part” is a promise they can’t keep, and that parting is not such sweet sorrow after all. In fact, it can be so bitter that even the splitting up of assets is an exercise in hurting one another. Here are some bizarre cases of divorcees staking their fair share of their once-conjugal properties.