New York City celebrity couple on the brink of divorce

New York residents may have heard "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon admit to there being "trouble in paradise" in his marriage to the singing diva Mariah Carey. Last month there were indications that, at least for the moment, the two were living separate and apart.

Whether this will lead to a high asset divorce between the two celebrities remains to be seen. News reports indicate that Ms. Carey was spotted leaving New York City sans Mr. Cannon.

The two are parents of 3-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, whom both parents refer to sweetly as "Dem Babies" and are clearly loved by both their parent. So, deciding custody matters may prove to be a sticking point in a possible divorce, even more so than the matter of splitting the couple's immense assets.

Complicating the issue is Ms. Carey's prior history of mental instability. Unnamed sources have alleged that her mental state is not the best at the moment, which could prove to be a factor if a custody battle ensues. If she chooses to remove their children from the state of New York, her allegedly estranged husband may have reason to file for temporary custody of the twins in a New York City court if he has concerns about their safety while with their mother.

On another front, Ms. Carey filed documents that prohibit Mr. Cannon from publicly discussing their marriage. A violation of this could result in big fines for the TV host. Under the terms of the same agreement, the songstress is free to announce on her terms the pending divorce. Sources close to the couple are expecting Ms. Carey to initiate a divorce action against her husband at any time.

Complex celebrity divorces require great discretion and finesse in order to preserve the reputations of both parties and avoid damaging their respective lucrative brands in the public eye. An experienced and discreet New York City family law attorney would be an asset to anyone in similar circumstances.

Source: Inquisitr, "Mariah Carey Divorce: Mariah Flees New York City, Where Are ‘Dem Babies’?" Effie Orfanides, Aug. 27, 2014

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