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Mel Gibson agrees to child custody arrangement with ex

Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reached a milestone in their battle for child custody and child support, the New York Times reports.

The couple’s daughter, Lucia, will share equally with Gibson’s other children in his estate, and Grigorieva will reportedly receive three payments of $750,000 in child support.

The financial arrangement is subject to penalties if either party violates an agreement barring them from discussing their relationship in public, according to the news source. The two ex-lovers must also refrain from writing or contributing to books or articles about the the other, stated Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman.

This legally-binding decision comes after many months of tumultuous and very public battles between Hollywood leading man Gibson and Grigorieva, an aspiring musician.

“The purpose and goal of today’s hearing is to provide complete closure of this matter,” Lichtman said at the trial.

Lucia was born in October 2009, according to CNN, and Gibson was charged with misdeanor domestic battery in January 2010. Grigorieva was also accused of trying to extort money from Gibson.

Gibson reaches divorce settlement with wife

Mel Gibson has reached a settlement with estranged wife Robyn Moore after two years of divorce proceedings, according to multiple reports.

The couple was married for 28 years before Moore filed for divorce in 2009, citing irreconcilable differences. However, the two had been legally separated since 2006.

Although details of the settlement have not been released, it reportedly includes a settlement of real estate and other property the former couple once shared. Gibson was once estimated to be worth about $900 million before the U.S. real estate crash.

Moore is the mother of seven of Gibson’s children. The “Lethal Weapon” star had another child with Russian-born musician Oksana Grigorieva in November 2008.

The divorce is expected to be finalized by August.

Danger of Losing Cool in Family Law

As the story of the latest Mel Gibson tirade develops, KPLR-TV in St. Louis asks Cordell & Cordell CEO Joseph Cordell to discuss the consequences of losing your temper especially in family law and child custody situations.

Watch the video as Cordell discusses the admissibility of secretly recorded evidence and offers his opinion on how men facing divorce or custody battles should conduct themselves even when they believe no one’s watching.