Janet Jackson’s Peaceful Divorce Disappoints Media and Divorce Lawyers

Divorce Attorney Kelly Chang Rickert Discusses Janet Jackson Divorce from Kelly Chang Rickert on Vimeo.

Jackson has reportedly filed for divorce against her husband of 5 years, Wissam Al Mana.  There are a number of reasons reported, including “cultural differences”.  The couple have one son together, Eissa, who was born January 3, 2017 (3 months old!)

As usual, the press is quick to sniff out blood (sex and violence sells!), but I do believe this will be another Tom-Kat divorce – quickly ended without much conflict.

Jackson has been married 3 times, but this is the first husband she’s had a child with.  There does not appear to be any custody battle at this time.

Though Janet Jackson grew up in a notoriously public family, she has always carefully guarded her personal life. (I didn’t know she was married 3 times!  To who?!)

I have been asked by several reporters if any of these issues will occur – international divorce?  Religion?  The short answer is – in Family Court, if you cannot agree, anything and EVERYTHING can be an issue.  But if the couple is reasonable and focused on raising a child together (the mature, good thing to do), it doesn’t have to end up in Court where both sides have absolutely no control.  Even if differences arise, is is wise to use resources out there such a parenting plan coordinator, mediator, private judge rather than running to Court.  In fact, MOST of these nasty Hollywood splits with children involved USUALLY start with a smear campaign – frequently coupled with domestic violence restraining orders.  These have the effect of temporarily gaining a leg up in the custody  battle.  But the majority of the time, after the anger has fizzled, the parties end up coming together to work out a parenting plan.  In private.  (ehem – Brangie!)

It doesn’t always have to be nasty.  Jackson was married for 5 years, and has a 3 month old baby.  She has a prenup, and has allegedly worked out a parenting plan.  So, all is well that ends well and everything is much ado about nothing.  Moving on to the next bitter Hollywood split!

 

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Kelly Chang Rickert

Kelly Chang Rickert (formerly Kelly Yi-Yi Chang) is the founder of the Law Offices of Kelly Chang, A Professional Law Corporation, a firm dedicated exclusively to Family Law. She has been certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. She is frequently quoted in the media, and is a legal expert for Style Network, TV Guide and MTV on Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods, Britney Spears, Christie Brinkley and Madonna divorce and custody cases.

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