Lohan's parents settle divorce
09:30 14 December 2005
Lindsay Lohan's parents reached a divorce settlement on Monday (12.12.05).
The agreement between Michael and Dina Lohan, who were married for 20 years, came just hours before the couple's divorce trial was scheduled to start.
Terms of the settlement are confidential, but the pair's attorneys insist the former couple, who have four children together, are "happy" with the outcome.
Attorney John P. DiMascio Jr., who represented Michael, said the 45-year-old - who has battled drink and drugs problems in recent years - is now looking forward to "restoring his life and his relationship with his children."
Dina's lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen, said: "Dina and the children are delighted to have this chapter finally closed."
Dina, 43, filed for divorce in January - prompting Michael to ask for a share of Lindsay's earnings.
The bitter split has left Lindsay - who has starred in a string of hit teen films including 'Parent Trap' and 'Mean Girls' - devastated.
The 19-year-old actress and singer even penned a song, 'Confessions of a Broken Heart', in which she poured out her heart about her father's abandonment.
Michael is currently serving a 21-month sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol and with a suspended license.
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