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Neil and Pegi Young split after more than 3 decades of marriage

Well-known singer and songwriter Neil Young and his wife Pegi recently filed for divorce in California to end their marriage of over three decades, an article in the Los Angeles Times reported on August 27.

Neil Young, 68, reportedly filed his petition in San Mateo County last July 29, while Pegi, 61, filed her response two weeks later. The estranged couple will undergo alternative disagreement mediation this December. The two got married in 1978 after they met in Northern California, and have two grown children. Pegi used to be Neil’s source of creativity in many of his famous love songs.

Filing for divorce can be a complicated process for many people, especially if they cannot think clearly due to emotional hardship. In this often difficult time, enlisting a divorce lawyer is important if you want to make sure all your rights are protected. Find out how the Colleyville lawyers of Alexander & Associates may work for you today by calling 817-756-4040.

Actor Columbus Short struck with divorce

Reports on April 17 said that the wife of actor Columbus Short filed for divorce and successfully sought a temporary restraining order, a Los Angeles Times article stated.

Columbus’ wife Tuere Tanee Short filed the divorce documents on April 15 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The estranged couple started living separately on April 7 after a domestic fight. In her documents, Tuere mentioned irreconcilable differences and was seeking full custody of their 2-year-old daughter. Tuere decided to file for divorce and the restraining order after allegedly experiencing physical abuse from the ‘Scandal’ actor. Columbus and Tuere are scheduled for a court hearing to review the permanence of the restraining order on May 6.

Seeking a lawyer’s help in the divorce filing is important in order to ensure that all your rights are protected. If you are filing for a divorce in Colleyville or surrounding areas, the lawyers at Alexander & Associates can work for you. Find out how our lawyers may represent you today by calling 817-756-4040.       

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.

Study: Higher divorce rates for couples that share housework

A study involving thousands of Norwegian married couples shows that divorce rates are higher for married couples that share housework equally. About 25% of the couples who participated in the study divided housework equally.

The findings show that in 71% of marriages, women do more of the household chores. This group has a lower divorce rate than the couples who split housework evenly.

The group with the highest divorce rates were the couples in which men did most of the household chores. Researchers in the study have stated that the evidence shows that “gender equality in the home does little to protect against divorce.”

If you or a family member has been considering divorce, you deserve a legal representative on your side who can help you through this process with as little stress as possible. Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates today for more information about how we can help you.

Baby boomers divorce rates increasing

The divorce rates among baby boomers is increasing even though other divorce rates are beginning to level out. According to research done at Bowling Green University, the number of divorce cases for couples over 50 has gone from one in every 10 to one in every four.

Officials have stated that there are many reasons  why more and more couples over 50 are getting a divorce, but longer life spans and more emphasis on ‘self-fulfillment’ and ‘happiness’ are two reasons that researchers have noted.

Now that life spans are averaging around 80, after people retire at 60 or 65, they realize they have much more life to live and may want to get out of unhappy marriages if needed.

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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.