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Lohan parents agree divorce terms
Lindsay Lohan
Lohan shot to fame in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap
Actress Lindsay Lohan's parents have reached a divorce settlement, following an acrimonious public dispute over rights to their daughter's earnings.

The agreement to end the 20-year marriage came on the same day their divorce trial was scheduled to begin.

The Mean Girls star, 19, was reportedly distressed by events surrounding her parents' split, and recently missed a UK premiere to be with her mother.

Both parties said they were happy with the confidential terms of the deal.

Dina Lohan's lawyer, Robert Stephan Cohen, said: "Dina and the children are delighted to have this chapter in their lives finally closed."

Ms Lohan, 43, filed for divorce in January. In response, Michael Lohan, 45, asked for a cut of his daughter's earnings.


Lindsay Lohan rose to fame in the 1998 Disney remake of The Parent Trap. Subsequent film work has included hit comedy Freaky Friday, opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and, most recently, Herbie: Fully Loaded.

The teen star also had a US top 10 album with her debut, Speak, at the end of 2004.

She reportedly reflected on her family troubles in her music, including the track Confessions of a Broken Heart, about a daughter's abandonment by her father.

John P DiMascio Jr, the lawyer representing Michael Lohan said his client "now looks forward to restoring his life and his relationship with his children".

Mr Lohan is currently serving a sentence of 21 months, after pleading guilty last May to driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended licence.

His erratic behaviour has been widely reported in the press. He told a US television show in February that he believed the publicity had boosted his daughter's career in film and music.

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