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Understanding the difference between divorce and legal separation

While the idea in both a divorce and legal separation is for the married couple to continue their lives with minimal involvement from their spouse, the two have distinctive differences that could affect parting couples.

When individuals file for divorce, they are seeking to absolutely end any ties they have with their legal spouse. Divorcing couples normally have to agree who will take the custody of the children and the division of their wealth or properties that they may have after being married. When the divorce has been completed both parties could find another person that they want to be with and enter a new marriage.

On the other hand, legal separation is a formal confirmation for separating a married couple, where often they will live apart. Due to its nature, individuals who are legally separated may get into trouble if they decide to cohabitate with or date someone else. A benefit for spouses who are legally separated is that they could continue to have their family insurance and tax benefits.

If you are in a situation in which you are confused on how you want to choose to live separately from a former spouse, a Colleyville attorney of Alexander & Associates may work for you. Our skilled family law attorneys may clearly explain to you both options for you to make a well-informed decision. Call us today at (817) 756-4040 to learn more about your options.

Dallas Cowboys Rookie Faces Domestic Violence Investigation

After playing college football Ohio State, standout running back Ezekiel Elliott was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. A couple months after the draft, in July, is when Elliot’s ex-girlfriend claims that he assaulted her.

Elliott’s accuser filed a police report with the Columbus, Ohio police department, where the assault allegedly occurred. According to the report filed, the police interviewed four witnesses, including one witness who was in the car where the assault supposedly took place. All of the witnesses told cops they didn’t see an assault. When contacted by the police, Elliot himself vehemently denied striking his accuser. In the end, Elliot wasn’t charged with a crime, as the city attorney’s office cited “conflicting and inconsistent information” from Elliot’s ex-girlfriend. However, the NFL is still investigating the incident as part of its domestic-violence policy, which could result in a suspension for Elliott. While Dallas Cowboys reportedly feel comfortable with Elliot’s story, a spokesman for the NFL declined to comment on their investigation.

Nobody should tolerate a physically, emotionally, or verbally abusive partner. If you have been the victim of abuse, the attorneys at Alexander & Associates can lend guidance and help you through this difficult time. Even though it can seem impossible to escape an abusive partner, there are many legal courses of action that are designed to help victims of abuse. To discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys, call (817) 756-4040.

Divorce final for celebrity ex-couple Berry and Martinez

A Los Angeles judge recently officiated the divorce between Hollywood actress Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez, a report of Independent.ie stated on December 30.

According to reports, the divorce procedure of Berry and Martinez—initiated in 2015—had begun smoothly as they settled for the joint legal and physical custody of their child, Maceo. However, the court required them to also finalize a “property settlement” to proceed with the divorce procedure, which took a while. Berry and Martinez initially filed for divorce in 2015 after being married in 2013, however, a California law led Martinez to retract his filing for Berry to become the “sole petitioner.”

Individuals who have decided to file for divorce often have to deal with great emotional and physical pains. The situation could be worst if they are unfamiliar with their rights. If you are in such situation in Colleyville, a family attorney of the Alexander & Associates may represent you. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (817) 756-4040.

Deciding factors that could impact pet custody after divorce

Individuals in Colleyville who have filed for divorce often have to deal with serious emotional stress. However, circumstances are usually tougher for estranged couples when they realize they have properties they need to divide between them. Divorcing individuals who have pets should understand that Texas courts consider pets as property.

Below are the deciding factors estranged couples should consider upon deciding who will take custody of the pets:

  • Possibility to have joint custody of pets
  • Who is more responsible for taking care of the pets
  • The pet’s reaction towards its owners
  • The spouse who was granted custody of children

There are some situations where pets play a crucial role in the lives of people, and fighting for custody is important, especially if you think your pets will live better lives with you. If you want to learn more about pet custody and how a lawyer could work for you in Colleyville, contact Alexander & Associates. Find out how our lawyers may fight for the custody of your pets today by calling (817) 756-4040.

Khloe and Lamar divorce finalized by LA judge

Reality TV celebrity Khloe Kardashian and former Lakers star Lamar Odom will be officially single after a judge finalized their divorce papers on December 9, an article of NBC Los Angeles reported.

Though divorce details were scant, Kardashian, 32, and Odom, 37, can consider themselves single beginning December 17. Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar twice before it was officially finalized. She revoked the first divorce she filed in 2013, feeling a need to attend to Lamar’s medical condition after the basketball player was found unconscious in Nevada in 2015. She decided to file for divorce again last May, citing irreconcilable differences. Reports also said Khloe and Lamar will not receive financial support from one another, and their business, Khlomar, will be dissolved.

Filing for divorce is often a heartbreaking process. However, if you are going through a divorce, enlisting a skilled divorce attorney could be a viable option to make sure your interests as a person are protected. Discuss your situation with an Alexander & Associates attorney in Colleyville today by calling (817) 756-4040 to learn more about your options.

Judge rejects Pitt’s move to seal child custody deal

A recent hearing at a Los Angeles Superior Court revealed a judge rejected Brad Pitt’s attempt to seal the details of his pending child custody deal, a December 7 article of USA Today stated.

According to reports, Pitt made the move to seal the details of his pending divorce after Jolie’s legal counsel presented the initial custody deal agreed by the estranged couple. Currently, Jolie has legal custody of their six children. In a sworn statement, Pitt expressed his concern for their children’s right to privacy. A divorce lawyer explained that Pitt’s move was to make sure the other party will not alter the child custody agreement. Jolie cited “the health of the family” in the divorce documents she filed in September after a plane incident where she suspected Pitt of abusing their son.

In the tough situation that you want to ensure your children’s welfare through a child custody deal, working with an attorney is a viable option to help you to understand your rights as a parent. Talk with an attorney at Alexander & Associates in Colleyville today by calling (817) 756-4040 to learn more about your legal options.

New nationwide divorce rate has been the lowest since 1980

Researchers at Bowling Green State University recently released a data that shows last year’s nationwide divorce rate has been the lowest since the year 1980, a November 17 article of Time reported.

According to the researchers from the “National Center for Family and Marriage Research”, last year’s divorce rate has declined to 1.69 percent, making it the lowest since 1980 when the recorded rate was 2.28 percent. As the divorce rate continues to decrease, the researchers observed that there was a simultaneous increase in people getting married over the last few years. The report admitted, however, that the two recent data has nothing to do with each other, and determining factors of declining divorce rate is difficult. The researchers analyzed data in every 1,000 married women whose age is 15 or older.

The lawyers at Alexander & Associates understand that in Colleyville alone many people are continuing to file for divorce. If this is happening to you, we can ensure that your interests are protected while you recover from your emotional hardships. Consult us today at (817) 756-4040 to find out how we may work for you.

Celebrity couple Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey heading to divorce

Well-known celebrity couple Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey are ending their two-year marriage after the former had filed for divorce in a move that, according to many, was “unexpected,” a USA Today article reported on November 21.

Reports said Naya, on November 15, had cited “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce papers she filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Naya is reportedly asking the court for the full custody of her one-year-old child from Dorsey, 33. Breaking up is not new for Naya and Ryan as they also broke up in 2010, reports also said. Naya had an abortion after the breakup, and in 2013 she got engaged to Big Sean before marrying Ryan in 2014.

When you are filing for divorce and want to secure the custody of your children, working with an experienced lawyer is critical mostly if you are unaware of the law and its complicated filing process. If you are in Colleyville a lawyer of Alexander & Associates may work for you. Consult us today at (817) 756-4040 to find out how we may legally assist you in the filing process.

Pitt has reached new agreement with Jolie that grants him visitation

Weeks after estranged Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie struck a temporary child custody agreement, the two have reached a new agreement which allows Pitt to still see their six children, a November 8 article of The Irish News reported.

According to the new agreement, Jolie maintains full custody of all her children, but Pitt has been granted visitation though what will be called “therapeutic visits.”

Jolie cited “irreconcilable differences” in her petition for divorce, which was filed just days after their family had an incident while aboard a plane. In the incident, Pitt allegedly physically abused their 15-year-old son.

The Colleyville attorneys of Alexander & Associates advocate for individuals who want to protect their children by fighting for legal custody. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (817) 756-4040.

Scottie Pippen seeking full custody of children

Professional basketball player Scottie Pippen filed his papers at the Broward County Circuit Court to seek full custody of his children from his estranged spouse Larsa, an October 25 report of News Everyday stated.

The full child custody claim surfaced days after the 51-year-old former Chicago Bulls superstar filed for divorce from his wife, 42. The estranged couple was married for 19 years and they have four children together. Pippen is seeking full custody of his children. Reports also said that in the prenuptial terms agreed upon by the two, Larsa is expected to receive child support payments from Pippen, whose net worth is $50 million. If Pippen cannot receive full custody of all of his children, he is seeking shared time. Pippen is also asking the court not to allow Larsa to seek spousal support.

The family attorneys of Alexander & Associates work for Colleyville families who want to secure the futures of their children through a full child custody claim. We can offer you the legal representation you need to make it through this hard time. Call us today at (817) 756-4040 to find out how we may work for you.