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Chris Rock divorces wife after 20 years of marriage

Many New York fans of the comedian, Chris Rock, probably know that he filed for divorce from his long-time wife in 2014. Well, the couple has reportedly finalized their divorce. The couple has two minor children. They also have a third child who has resided with them since 2008.

It is unclear what official relationship the child has with Rock and his wife, but Rock's representatives state that he has never adopted that child. It is also reported that Rock maintains routine contact with his two daughters, but has not seen the third child since the couple separated.

The terms of the divorce were kept confidential, but since the couple had two children, decisions regarding child custody must be determined. Any couple who divorces with children must make decisions regarding child custody. These decisions generally decide who will make the decisions regarding the children, and it also includes a visitation schedule for both parents. This determines when each parent will have the children at a specific time.

Child custody determinations are important for both the children and the parents. These decisions are made based on what is in the best interest of the children. The decision is made after analyzing a number of factors, such as who provided primary care for the children, the children and the parents' health, the wishes of the child if they are old enough, where the child goes to school and other factors.

Many parents divorce each year in New York. When they divorce, they must make decisions regarding child custody, and if they cannot then, a judge will ultimately make the decision for them. As these cases are highly fact specific, each one is unique based on the circumstances of each specific family. Experienced attorneys understand the factors used to make these determinations and may be a useful resource.

Source: New York Daily News, "Chris Rock, Malik Compton finalize divorce after 20 years of marriage" Nicole Bitette, Aug. 23, 2016

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