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Jenna Dewan serves Channing Tatum with divorce papers

It looks like Jenna Dewan wants to make the split from Channing Tatum legal. The actress recently filed for divorce from her actor husband, from whom she has been separated since April of this year. Used by some individuals in Louisiana as well, Dewan cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The couple share a five-year-old daughter.

Dewan, 37, has requested that she and Tatum, 38, share joint legal and physical custody of their daughter and is asking for child and spousal support from her estranged husband. She also wants her named changed from Jenna Dewan Tatum back to Jenna Dewan. At the time the separation was announced, the couple said they still loved each other but they are on different paths.

Rumblings have surrounded both regarding new romantic interests. Tatum is reportedly involved with British singer Jessie J., while Dewan has hinted on social media that she, too, has begun dating. In a response to Dewan’s filing of divorce papers, Tatum responded by also asking for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.

Whether a couple is in the spotlight or not, divorce is a stressful, life-changing event. When marriage, children and property are involved, mistakes made can be costly. A Louisiana family law attorney is an expert at managing clients’ divorce details. He or she is knowledgeable about divorce, child support and custody laws of the state and will help clients at every stage of the divorce process – from the filing of initial paperwork to offering advice until the divorce is final.


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