Dennis Rodman Due in Court Today Over Domestic Violence, Child Visitation Issues

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Dennis Rodman has famously been going to North Korea as a non-appointed ambassador to broker some kind of peace with the United States.

But the NBA Hall of Famer is due in a Santa Ana courtroom today to seek peace with his ex-wife, who wants to resolve child-visitation issues and domestic-violence allegations against the Worm.

Costa Mesa's Michelle Moyer became Rodman's third wife on May 13, 2008, which was his 42nd birthday. It was also four months after he'd been arrested for a domestic-violence incident involving a previous girlfriend.

The then-Michelle Rodman would report her own incident to cops in 2008. The Freak pleaded no contest to spousal battery and was sentenced to counseling and three years probation. The couple's marriage dissolved in 2012.

She took out a restraining order against him a year ago, claiming there was always "chaos" around her home when her ex-husband came over to visit their two children.

The couple has worn out the carpet heading into and out of family court in Orange County over the years, especially when it comes to money Michelle Rodman claims she and her children are owed. Payments by the court had at one point been set at $50,000 per month, but after Dennis Rodman cried poor, they were re-calibrated to $4,500 per month.

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The non-jury trial is scheduled to run through Tuesday at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

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In domestic Violence situations I think one of the things that get swept under the rug are the children of domestic violence. Here are some statistics that paint a grim picture for children of domestic violence unless they get help - http://cdv.org/blog/10-alarming-domestic-violence-statistics/ Reaching the children is the thing to do in order to stop the cycle of violence.

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