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Recent study published shows link between drinking and divorce

According to an extensive research study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health on numerous couples, married couples who often drink alcoholic beverages have more chances of being divorced as compared to other couples who only drink occasionally. Additionally, the findings showed that the chances of divorce also increase if only one person in the couple drinks, a fact that was particularly true when only the woman drank.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that couples in which both partners are both light drinkers only divorced 5.8 percent of the time. Furthermore, a study recently done by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Cincinnati, Pennsylvania State University, and Rutgers University found that marriage and divorce influences the drinking patterns of couples in different ways.

Divorce under any circumstances can be difficult. Get the support you need and ensure your interests are protected by speaking with a lawyer from Alexander & Associates. Call 817-756-4040 today to discuss your situation.

Dennis Rodman sentenced after failing to pay child support

Dennis Rodman has been sentenced to 104 hours of community service and as three years of unofficial probation for his failure to submit required child support payments.

The 51-year-old former NBA player was charged with four counts of contempt due to his refusal to pay. The legal issues over this matter began in 2004 when his ex-wife, Michelle, claimed that he was failing to make support payments.

The charges that led to this sentencing were brought in 2009 and 2010. At that time he was required to pay nearly $50,000 each month, but the payment amount has since been reduced to $4,500.

If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that you are owed and would like to learn more about how we can help you to enforce an order for child support, contact the Colleyville child support attorneys of Alexander & Associates today.

Data shows that divorce occurs in 79 percent of separations

According to a recent study, divorce occurs in nearly 79 percent of all marital separations. Factors such as children and the length of the separation are all taken into account when a divorce is being determined.

Separation seems  to be more common then just going straight to divorce, especially in couple’s that have young children under the age of 5. Researchers did an analysis on 7, 272 individuals that were in between the ages of 14 and 22 and were married at some point.

Out of the individuals, 51 percent of the couples were still married. Out of the rest of the couples, 60 percent stated that they have been through some type of marital separation and 79 percent of this group stated that their separation resulted in a divorce. The average separation is four years if a couple divorces and if the couple reunites, the average number of years is two.

If you or a loved one is considering a divorce, contact the Colleyville divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.

Texas Supreme Court considers divorce forms

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering whether they will approve the idea of using divorce forms in the state as a way to make it much easier and cheaper to get a divorce for those who may not usually be able to afford an attorney.

The idea of using ‘Do-It-Yourself” divorce forms is a very controversial one. On one side of the argument, you have a group of people that think that this will make the process much easier and the legal system will be more accessible.

The other group thinks that the divorce and family law in general is too much of a sensitive matter to be able to handle without the help of an experienced legal professional. The court used a task force to help create these forms so that Texans who can not afford a lawyer can still get a divorce.

The forms were meant for less complicated divorces where there are no children and few other assets to divide. Texas is currently one of only 13 states that does not have any type of divorce form. The task force then presented these forms to a board and it is unknown whether the board will approve the forms for the court’s use or if the court will make up their own.

If you or a loved one has been considering a divorce, you need representation on your side at this time that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates today by calling 817-756-4040 today.

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez officially file for divorce

March Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are now officially ending their marriage after sources close to them stated that they had a deep conversation about whether they were ready to divorce or not.

According to TMZ, Anthony was not ready to file for divorce, but after the talk, he discovered that Lopez had already found another love interest. Marc Anthony filed for divorce nearly nine months after the couple announced the separation. The couple has two children together.

If you or a loved one has been considering a divorce, this is a tough time for the entire family. This is why it is particularly important to have legal representation on your side that will help to walk you through this legal process step by step. Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.

Kimberly Quaid files for divorce from husband, Dennis Quaid

Kimberly Quaid has officially filed for divorce from husband, Dennis Quaid.

Kimberly filed the papers on March 2, after nearly eight years of marriage.  Dennis Quaid allegedly confirmed the reports over the weekend, but stated that a “satisfactory settlement” is being worked out for both parties. The couple has twin 4-year-olds, one girl and one boy, that they are currently sharing custody of.

If you or a loved one has been considering a divorce at this time, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 and discussing the best options for you and your family.

DMX may owe $1 million in back child support

Rapper, DMX, may owe $1 million in back child support to a woman who claims that he has not paid in 10 years.

According to court documents, DMX has requested a paternity test because he does not think that the 10-year-old child is his. Results of the DNA test are still pending.

DMX has asked the judge to allow him to leave the country in order to sing in a concert overseas because this is usually not allowed when in the middle of a paternity case. The woman has now filed papers stating the she is owed nearly $1 million from the rapper.

If you or a loved one has been receiving the child support that your child needs, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.

Study finds connection between health and age when divorced

Michigan State University sociologists have researched the topic of divorce and health, and have found a connection between health problems and age when divorced.

There were 1,282 participants in the study, which spanned over a 15 year timeline. Several factors were examined during that time, including: age when married, age when divorced, health status throughout marriage, and health status throughout divorce. The findings were published in the Social Science & Medicine magazine.

The study showed that individuals who went through a divorce between the ages of 35 and 41 suffered from more health complications than people who experienced a divorce at a later age. These results were compared to the health statuses of the participants who stayed married throughout the entire course of the study.

If you are considering divorce, it is important to have experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.


Heritage High School musical debuts over weekend

The Colleyville divorce lawyers are pleased to announce the debut of the musical, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, opened on Friday at Colleyville Heritage High School.

The showed played twice on Saturday at the Colleyville school theater and will have another showing the weekend of Feb. 2-4.  The musical is based on a Broadway show that feature Daniel Radcliffe and Nick Jonas.

The play is about a man that uses a self-help  book to help launch his career from a window washer and up toward the corporate ladder. The cast has worked after school for an extended period of time and spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend rehearsing.


Seal and Heidi Klum announce divorce

Seal and Heidi Klum have now announced that their marriage is ending after sources have been speculating for some time.

The couple released a joint statement, ” While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart.

This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

The couple was married for seven years and had three children together.

If you or a loved one has been considering divorce, you need experienced representation on your side during this difficult time. Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.