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March 11, 2006

Sambora / Locklear 45

Locklear seeks new judge for divorce case

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Aspiring divorcee Heather Locklear has filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking a new judge in her case against rocker Richie Sambora.

The Bon Jovi guitarist challenged the objectivity of the original judge assigned to handle their divorce and now Locklear claims in her papers that the second judge is biased against her, E! Online reported Thursday.

The court accepted Locklear's contention she would not receive and "a fair and partial trial or hearing" from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas and agreed to assign a third judge to the case.

E! speculated the couple would seek to have the entire matter handled by a private judge, which would keep details that would have been revealed in open court under wraps.

Locklear filed for divorce Feb. 2 citing irreconcilable differences. She is seeking custody of their 8-year-old daughter along with enforcement of a prenuptial agreement they signed the day before they wed in 1994.

Locklear was previously married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. This marks the first marriage and divorce for Sambora.

Posted by riesambo at March 11, 2006 09:14 AM