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Tom Cruise discusses divorce and role of Scientology

Regardless of the reason, divorce is never an easy thing to go through. This is particularly true when there is at least one child involved. Our Virginia readers, much like those in other parts of the country, know a thing or two about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. After all, they are among the most talked about celebrities in the world.

When Cruise and Holmes decided to move forward with the divorce process, many began to wonder why this was the case. After all, the two always appeared to be happy with one another in public. There has always been speculation that religion played a part in the couple's divorce, and now this information is finally making its way to light.

Recently, Cruise has been locked up in a court battle against a couple of magazines. During a deposition for his suit against Bauer Publishing Company, Cruise finally admitted that Holmes filed for divorce partly "to protect Suri from Scientology."

When asked by an attorney for Bauer if Holmes left him to protect their daughter from Scientology he answered, "Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes."

After six years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorce in June 2012. The divorce was settled in two weeks and the couple was able to move on without many details reaching the public.

There are many reasons why somebody may file for divorce from a partner. In this case, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise due in part to protect the couple's daughter from Scientology. To some, this may not be a good reason but others realize why Holmes made this decision. Regardless of your reason, attorneys play a pivotal role to make the sometimes messy process as palatable as possible by safeguarding your interests and, if relevant, those of your children.

Source:  ABC News, "Tom Cruise Says Scientology Played a Role in Divorce From Katie Holmes" Alexis Shaw, Nov. 09, 2013

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