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Actor Jay Mohr files for divorce from actress Nikki Cox

Arizona fans of actor and comedian Jay Mohr may be surprised to learn that reports state that he filed for divorce from his wife of nine years, actress Nikki Cox. The couple met when the two were working on the same show. The couple has one child, who is now 5-years-old. Mohr is apparently seeking sole physical custody of their child. Apparently Cox has a drug issue and, according to Mohr, she cannot properly care for the child until she seeks help for her drug issues.

Many fathers in Arizona find themselves going through divorce as well. This can be a very difficult time for them as they face the fact that their marriage broke down and that they will have to separate their lives from their spouse. This may include spending much less time with their children. Many fathers have very good relationships with their children, but oftentimes they may feel that they fight an uphill battle in order to see them during a divorce.

Well, like Mohr, many fathers may be in a better position to have custody of their children as the law now recognizes that both parents play an integral part in their children's lives. It is important that both parents are actively involved. Mothers do not get custody of the children simply because they are the mother. If the father can better care for the children, then the father has rights to get custody or at least share it.

Many fathers in Arizona may want custody of their children or, at the very least, share it. These decisions are very fact specific. There are factors that are used and applied to the particular facts of that case. It is important to understand the factors used to ensure that the best interests of the child are met after a divorce.

Source: People.com, "Jay Mohr and wife Nikki Cox divorcing after 9 years of marriage" George Stark, July 21, 2016

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