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"Glee" star Jane Lynch has finalized her divorce, and she's agreed to give $1.2 million to her ex-wife to call it quits.

Dr. Lara Embry, Lynch's ex-wife, finalized the divorce settlement with her famous ex-spouse on Monday, but she won't be walking away empty-handed. TMZ reports that among other things, Embry will be receiving half of several bank accounts, retirement funds, royalties from Lynch's television appearances, and half of their tax refund.

What can future divorcees learn from Jane Lynch's split?

After eight months of separation, Paula Patton has filed papers in a Los Angeles court to divorce husband Robin Thicke.

Patton, an actress, and "Blurred Lines" singer Thicke have been married since 2005 and have a 4-year-old son together, reports CNN. Following the announcement earlier this year that the two had separated, Thicke has made a sometimes-uncomfortably public push to get back together with Patton, including releasing an album titled "Paula" dedicated to his wife.

Now that Thicke and Patton's marriage appears to be over, what legal issues may arise in what's sure to be a much-publicized divorce?

Former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson may soon be dealing with a judge of his own. Jackson's wife of 18 years Erika Jackson has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, reports TMZ.

In addition to custody of their remaining minor child, 17-year-old Jordan Jackson, Erika also reportedly wants spousal support.

How does a judge typically determine whether a spouse should be awarded alimony?

In case you haven't been keeping up with the Kardashians, the latest news from America's favorite celebrity family is the divorce of Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner from her husband Bruce Jenner.

The couple has agreed to a stipulated judgment of dissolution, which was filed in a Los Angeles court by Kris Jenner this week, reports Radar Online. The proposed judgment sets out the couple's agreed-to division of their substantial shared assets as well as their custody and support plans for Kylie Jenner, the only one of the couple's children who is still a minor.

What do you need to know about the Jenners' soon-to-be-official divorce? Here are five things to keep in mind:

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss and fiance Todd Tucker finally tied the knot on the finale of their spin-off show "Kandi's Wedding," but not before a contentious prenup dispute almost caused the couple to call it off.

Tucker, who had previously balked at signing what he considered an unfair agreement, relented after Burruss agreed to make revisions to certain terms of the prenup, reports Radar Online.

And although there was doubtlessly a little made-for-TV drama involved in this case, here are three lessons that can be learned from this prenup dust-up:

Sara Kapfer and Cuba Gooding Jr.: Divorcing or Separating?

Another one bites the dust: Sara Kapfer has filed for separation from actor Cuba Gooding Jr. after 20 years of marriage.

Kapfer is citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their three kids, according to TMZ. Although some news sources are reporting that Kapfer is filing for divorce, TMZ is reporting that she filed for separation.

So what's the difference between separation and divorce?

Will Arnett, Amy Poehler's Divorce Seeks Joint Child Custody

After being separated for more than 18 months, "The Millers" star Will Arnett has filed for divorce from "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler.

The comedic duo announced their separation in September 2012, but is just now filing for divorce. In Arnett's court filing, he's seeking joint custody of the couple's two sons, according to The Associated Press.

Celebrity divorces are pretty common, but for those couples with children, what happens when there's joint custody?

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Separate: Will Co-Parenting Work?

After 10 years of marriage, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow are separating.

While a blog post by the duo says they're entering into a stage of "conscious uncoupling," they plan to co-parent their two children, according to Reuters.

So how do co-parenting plans work when parents are legally separated?

For Valentine's Day, 5 Legal Lessons We've Learned From Celebrities

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love -- legal love, that is. When it comes to love and law, there's no better source of inspiration than celebrities.

Whether it's about prenups or paternity, celebrities seem to have a special affinity for marrying the concepts of love and the law.

Here are five legal lessons on love that we've learned from celebrities:

Jon Gosselin Wants Temporary Custody of Kids, Psych Eval for Kate

Jon Gosselin, formerly of "Jon & Kate Plus Eight," wants temporary custody of his children. He also wants his ex-wife Kate Gosselin to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

In an interview with E! News, Jon claims that Kate is "instilling fear" to "control" their eight kids. Jon Gossein's comments come just two weeks after Kate and the couple's two oldest children appeared in a People magazine cover story.

So what will Jon need to do to get a court-ordered change of custody for his kids and a psychiatric evaluation for Kate?