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Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif file for divorce

Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif, stars on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, have announced that they will be divorcing after nine years of marriage.

Maloof, a co-owner of multiple holdings in her family’s company, Maloof Companies, is reportedly seeking primary physical custody of the couple’s three children.

The split was announced just hours before Nassif, a plastic surgeon in the Beverly Hills area, filed his divorce petition. Sources close to the couple have reported that the couple has a prenuptial agreement but that the divorce battle may be contentious.

Others close to Maloof have said that she claims that Nassif let the fame from the television show go to his head. Still others have reported that the marriage has been struggling for quite some time. The exact reason for the split is still unclear at this time.

Contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates in order to discuss your legal options if you or  a loved one is considering a divorce at this time.

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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David Arquette, Courteney Cox officially end marriage

Actor, David Arquette, officially filed for divorce on Friday after originally signing the papers in March.

Arquette did not ask for any child or spousal support from Cox, but did request legal joint custody of their 8-year-old daughter.

The couple has been estranged since October 2010 when they initially discussed their separation, but they have stated that they will remain friendly for the sake of their child. The couple met on the set of the movie, ‘Scream’ and married four years later in June 1999.

Divorce is a difficult time for everyone, if you or a loved one is considering divorce, contact the Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates today by calling 817-756-4040.

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