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Children are central focus of Tom Arnold's fourth divorce

Current data show that people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who have ended their marriages then remarried are prone to similar outcomes in their subsequent relationships. Hollywood star Tom Arnold's current situation may be evidence that such data are correct, as he is navigating litigation regarding a divorce from his fourth wife. The central focus of these proceedings are a bit different from anything Arnold has experienced in the past because he and his current wife have two children, and they apparently disagree about how custody should be arranged.

Arnold's wife moved out of the family home some time ago. However, she reportedly did not take her children with her. Arnold says he was hoping the judge overseeing their case would grant them shared custody of the kids, ages 3 and 5.

As often happens in such situations, Arnold and his ex apparently have very different opinions about the matter. The children's mother says she wants the court to grant her sole legal and physical custody of her children. Judges typically believe shared custody is best for most children unless there is a specific reason to rule a particular parent unfit.

Arnold says he is grateful to his children's mother for all the years they shared together. He said many marriages end in divorce, but it doesn't necessarily mean one person is at fault. Some relationships end, he says, without there being a particular reason. Any Pennsylvania parent currently facing similar divorce issues may want to discuss his or her situation with an experienced family law attorney before heading into custody proceedings.

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