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From the Los Angeles Times | December 7, 2012
A new chapter can be added to the long-running soap opera "As the Worm Turns. " Former NBA star  Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said, and Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman that he could be sent to jail if he doesn't pay it. Dennis, a former Newport Beach resident, and Michelle Rodman must still work out custody and visitation for...
NEWS
August 26, 2010
An L.A. jury on Thursday ruled that Irvine Co. billionaire Donald Bren does not have to pay additional child support for his adult children. Lawyers for the children — Christie Bren, 22, and David Bren, 18 — had been seeking retroactive child support of $400,000 a month each. They had contended that out-of-court payments Bren made to their mother when they were youngsters were well below what would have been awarded in a family court. But Bren's attorneys had pointed out that he made four separate agreements with former girlfriend Jennifer McKay Gold, 55, and stuck to each, providing generously for the children.
NEWS
October 15, 1999
-- Greg Risling A deadbeat dad, who failed to support his two children and his ex-wife for nearly 10 years, pleaded guilty for his inaction in a San Diego courtroom earlier this week. David Scott Anderson, 47, of Newport Beach, will be sentenced on Nov. 30 for skipping out on more than $337,000 of spousal and child support payments. Anderson could serve jail time for his offenses, authorities said. Anderson didn't make payments to support his children, who are now 17 and 21, and his ex-wife, who live north of San Diego.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
A UC Irvine graduate student pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting and killing his ex-wife on campus last month. Brian Hughes Benedict, 35, pleaded not guilty to murder with sentencing enhancements for allegedly killing his ex-wife, Rebecca Clarke, 30, to save money on child support. Published reports claim that a judge had increased Benedict’s child support payments shortly before the killing. According to police, on Sept. 13 Clarke came to Benedict’s Verona Place apartment to pick up their 4-year-old son. She had full custody, police said.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2006
In August 2000, the California Supreme Court upheld a premarital agreement between baseball player Barry Bonds and his wife Sun Bonds. In that case, Sun Bonds said she didn't understand what she was doing when she signed the agreement and could barely speak English. Since that ruling, lawmakers have set more clear-cut standards about what can be agreed to before marriage. Here are the five basic rules to drafting a prenuptial agreement: Prenuptial agreements must be signed well before the wedding takes place.
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By Lauren Williams | March 26, 2012
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman faces up to 20 days in jail Tuesday for failure to pay spousal and child support, according to an attorney for his ex-wife. The Hall of Fame player, whose years as a West Newport resident drew the ire of neighbors and the attention of police, is scheduled to appear at a contempt of court hearing Tuesday in Orange. As of March 1, Rodman, 50, owed $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children that he had with his third wife, Michelle Rodman, said her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, in court documents.
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By Steve Virgen | March 27, 2012
ORANGE - A disheveled, chubby, out-of-breath lawyer walked into a family courtroom tugging at two boxes of files on a dolly. Sounds like the start to a joke, but to NBA Hall of Famer and former Newport Beach resident Dennis Rodman, Jack Kayajanian, his ex-wife's lawyer, was no laughing matter. "You guys are working me," Kayajanian said, trying to be humorous. Rodman rolled his eyes and calmly responded, "No, you're working me, bro. " Rodman was mostly referring to a highly charged, and mostly false, press release Kayajanian sent to the media Monday.
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From the Los Angeles Times | May 29, 2012
Former Newport Beach resident and NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to 104 hours of community service and three years of informal probation in Orange County court Tuesday after being found guilty of contempt for failing to pay child support, a court official said. "Rodman also must pay current child and spousal support, and he still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional back child support,” the official said. Rodman still has to settle any remaining disputes over child support and an additional contempt charge when he appears in court June 22, the official said.
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By Steve Virgen | April 5, 2012
No one likes to be the punchline of a joke. Sometimes it makes someone want to punch back. Jack Kayajanian, whose law firm is based in Costa Mesa, did not appreciate the joke I made him out to be as part of my column on Dennis Rodman and his child-support case last week. Jack defended himself, defended his stance and took exception to some of the things I wrote. He's the lawyer for Michelle Rodman, Dennis' third wife. Michelle, who has two children from Dennis, lives in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | March 27, 2012
ORANGE - Dennis Rodman hasn't rebounded from his personal and financial woes. The former NBA star, whose loud parties once riled his Newport Beach neighbors, made an appearance Tuesday at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, where he faced possible jail time for unpaid spousal and child support. However, the 50-year-old saw his sentencing moved to May 29, pending a court decision in which is his attorney, Linnea Willis, is seeking to vacate the ruling on four counts of contempt of court.
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From the Los Angeles Times | December 7, 2012
A new chapter can be added to the long-running soap opera "As the Worm Turns. " Former NBA star  Dennis Rodman has been ordered to pay $500,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, her attorney said, and Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman that he could be sent to jail if he doesn't pay it. Dennis, a former Newport Beach resident, and Michelle Rodman must still work out custody and visitation for...
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From the Los Angeles Times | May 29, 2012
Former Newport Beach resident and NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to 104 hours of community service and three years of informal probation in Orange County court Tuesday after being found guilty of contempt for failing to pay child support, a court official said. "Rodman also must pay current child and spousal support, and he still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional back child support,” the official said. Rodman still has to settle any remaining disputes over child support and an additional contempt charge when he appears in court June 22, the official said.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | April 5, 2012
No one likes to be the punchline of a joke. Sometimes it makes someone want to punch back. Jack Kayajanian, whose law firm is based in Costa Mesa, did not appreciate the joke I made him out to be as part of my column on Dennis Rodman and his child-support case last week. Jack defended himself, defended his stance and took exception to some of the things I wrote. He's the lawyer for Michelle Rodman, Dennis' third wife. Michelle, who has two children from Dennis, lives in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Steve Virgen | March 27, 2012
ORANGE - A disheveled, chubby, out-of-breath lawyer walked into a family courtroom tugging at two boxes of files on a dolly. Sounds like the start to a joke, but to NBA Hall of Famer and former Newport Beach resident Dennis Rodman, Jack Kayajanian, his ex-wife's lawyer, was no laughing matter. "You guys are working me," Kayajanian said, trying to be humorous. Rodman rolled his eyes and calmly responded, "No, you're working me, bro. " Rodman was mostly referring to a highly charged, and mostly false, press release Kayajanian sent to the media Monday.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | March 27, 2012
ORANGE - Dennis Rodman hasn't rebounded from his personal and financial woes. The former NBA star, whose loud parties once riled his Newport Beach neighbors, made an appearance Tuesday at the Lamoreaux Justice Center, where he faced possible jail time for unpaid spousal and child support. However, the 50-year-old saw his sentencing moved to May 29, pending a court decision in which is his attorney, Linnea Willis, is seeking to vacate the ruling on four counts of contempt of court.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | March 26, 2012
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman faces up to 20 days in jail Tuesday for failure to pay spousal and child support, according to an attorney for his ex-wife. The Hall of Fame player, whose years as a West Newport resident drew the ire of neighbors and the attention of police, is scheduled to appear at a contempt of court hearing Tuesday in Orange. As of March 1, Rodman, 50, owed $808,935 in back child support for the 9- and 10-year-old children that he had with his third wife, Michelle Rodman, said her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, in court documents.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
An L.A. jury on Thursday ruled that Irvine Co. billionaire Donald Bren does not have to pay additional child support for his adult children. Lawyers for the children — Christie Bren, 22, and David Bren, 18 — had been seeking retroactive child support of $400,000 a month each. They had contended that out-of-court payments Bren made to their mother when they were youngsters were well below what would have been awarded in a family court. But Bren's attorneys had pointed out that he made four separate agreements with former girlfriend Jennifer McKay Gold, 55, and stuck to each, providing generously for the children.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
A UC Irvine graduate student pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting and killing his ex-wife on campus last month. Brian Hughes Benedict, 35, pleaded not guilty to murder with sentencing enhancements for allegedly killing his ex-wife, Rebecca Clarke, 30, to save money on child support. Published reports claim that a judge had increased Benedict’s child support payments shortly before the killing. According to police, on Sept. 13 Clarke came to Benedict’s Verona Place apartment to pick up their 4-year-old son. She had full custody, police said.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2006
In August 2000, the California Supreme Court upheld a premarital agreement between baseball player Barry Bonds and his wife Sun Bonds. In that case, Sun Bonds said she didn't understand what she was doing when she signed the agreement and could barely speak English. Since that ruling, lawmakers have set more clear-cut standards about what can be agreed to before marriage. Here are the five basic rules to drafting a prenuptial agreement: Prenuptial agreements must be signed well before the wedding takes place.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
-- Deepa Bharath A Costa Mesa man was one of five fathers to be arrested Wednesday on federal charges for allegedly failing to pay court-ordered child support, officials said. Steven Quinton, 50, a father of two, is accused of owing more than $53,000 in unpaid child support since December 1993, which violated a court order issued by the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. Federal authorities targeted Quinton when local officials could not track him down because he moved out of state, said Mrozek.
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