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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.

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.

3-week child custody agreed to by Jolie and Pitt

Angelina Jolie and her estranged spouse, Brad Pitt, recently agreed upon a three-week child custody agreement after Jolie decided to file for divorce, an article of the Los Angeles Times stated on September 30.

According to reports, the temporary agreement was voluntary for the former couple and is not indicative of who will have permanent physical or legal custody of their six children. The 41-year-old actress and the 52-year-old actor are expected to undergo separate counseling, according to a person familiar with the agreement. Pitt is also willing to undergo alcohol and drug abuse testing even though it was not required from him, reports also said. Another source revealed that a therapist will monitor the visitation until the agreement ends on October 20.

Seeking the full legal custody of your children could be difficult, especially if you are not aware of your rights as a parent. However, if you are in such a situation in Colleyville, a lawyer at Alexander & Associates may be able to work for you. Find out how we can secure the future of your loved one today by calling (817) 756-4040.

Nia Guzman loses child custody case against Chris Brown

An August 14 article of International Business Times revealed that a judge in California recently denied the requests made by Nia Guzman, in favor of well-known music artist Chris Brown.

According to reports, the judge concluded that Brown, 27, may share custody of his 2-year-old daughter, Royalty. Guzman’s other requests included preventing Brown’s mother from seeing Royalty and asking Brown to undergo a drug test. Both requests were turned down. A previous decision ordering Brown to settle $20,000 in legal fees was nullified. After losing the child custody case, Guzman reportedly has discontinued her request of increasing the monthly support she is receiving from Brown. Guzman also lost the case she filed last year, which would also would have denied Brown custody.

The attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Colleyville understand that fighting for child custody is a complicated process. However, if you are fighting for your rights as a parent, we may be able to work on your behalf to make sure your future is protected. Call our office today at (817) 756-4040 to learn more about your options.

“Teen Mom 2” Star Loses Primary Custody of Children

Leah Messer, 23, of the reality television show “Teen Mom 2” was stripped of primary custody of her twin daughters after her ex-husband petitioned the court. Corey Simms, ex-husband to Messer and biological father to the twin girls sought a change in custody when he discovered the girls were continuously arriving late for school.

She reportedly took care of the girls most of the time but failed to bring them to their kindergarten class on time. This recurring incident happened 10 times over August and September.

Messer will now only have custody of her daughters over the weekend while Simms will care for the girls during the week. Simms just announced the birth of his third child with current wife Miranda who also claims Messer is exhibiting dangerous behaviors, such as prescription pill addictions, that could endanger the twin girls.

If you need assistance with a child custody situation, our Colleyville family law attorneys at Alexander & Associates can help you maneuver the emotional and complex legal matters involved. Please call (817) 756-4040 to speak with a skilled member of our legal team today.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez File Separate Divorce Petitions

Halle Berry has filled a petition for what will be her third divorce, this time from current husband Oliver Martinez, on October 23. The actress originally filed under the alias “Hal Maria” and later submitted a revised petition that removed the pseudonym. Martinez filed a separate petition on the following Tuesday, a factor that may play a role in the divorce court proceedings.

It is reported that both parties filed for joint custody of their 2-year-old son, Maceo. The couple had discussed moving to France, Martinez’s home country, but Berry has apparently elected to remain in the United States due to the decision to divorce.

In 2012, Martinez was a part of a violent brawl with Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubrey. This episode could be used against Martinez if the couple does not agree on a custody arrangement and the matter goes to court. Custody may also become a point of contention due to Martinez’s choosing to reside in Europe while Berry remains in California. She specifically asked the courts to order Martinez to seek permission before removing their shared child from California.

While the couple has spoken to reporters about keeping the divorce amicable, there are already signs of possible contention down the road. Divorce is never a simple or emotionally easy process. As such, your divorce lawyer should be compassionate as well as experienced and dedicated to your case. The Colleyville divorce attorneys at Alexander & Associates want to help our clients start a new life. To speak with a member of our team about your situation, please call (817) 756-4040 today.

Rapper apprehended in Atlanta for not paying child support

A hip hop artist based in Houston, Texas was recently arrested in Atlanta after failing to pay child support, a report of Daily News stated on October 12.

A statement from the Fulton County Jail confirmed that 44-year-old Brad Terrence Jordan, also known by his stage name “Scarface,” was taken into custody on October 9 for not making child support payments. Scarface reportedly had recently been given the “I Am Hip Hop” award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta before authorities apprehended him. Though the rapper’s representative did not comment on the arrest, reports showed that a bond of $482,190 has been set.

It is often difficult to co-parent a child when one parent refuses to respect his or her obligations. At Alexander & Associated, our Colleyville marriage and family law attorneys can help you take the necessary legal steps to hold your former partner accountable according the the agreement you have in place. To learn more, call us today at (817) 756-4040.

Chris Brown to share custody of his daughter

American R&B artist and actor Chris Brown is expected to be granted shared custody of his daughter in Houston, a September 14 article from Times Live stated.

According to a Houston judge’s ruling, 26-year-old Brown and Nia Guzman will share custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Royalty. Though Nia had stated before that her daughter’s welfare is not protected with her biological father, Brown continuously demanded his right to visit their daughter. Nia demanded sole custody of Royalty after a crime took place inside Brown’s home when he was not in Los Angeles. In the ruling, Nia’s demand to increase the child support payment was turned down, but the $2,500 monthly payment she is receiving from Brown will continue.

The Colleyville attorneys at the Alexander & Associates advocate for individuals who want to make sure to protect the welfare of their loved ones through child custody. Find out how our skilled legal team may fight for your rights as a parent today by calling 817-756-4040.

Chris Brown Awarded Custody of Daughter Royalty

Chris Brown, the famous singer who is known for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna, recently won join custody of his 1-year-old daughter, Royalty. Brown recently discovered that he had a daughter in March. The mother of the child, Nia Guzman, sought custody rights in Houston courts in order to bar Brown from seeing his daughter unless supervised.

Chris Brown was ordered to supply Guzman with $2,500 in child custody fees each month. This number is in stark contrast to the $15,000 for which Guzman originally petitioned the courts.

The judge ruled that the parents would share custody of their daughter, moving Royalty between households every four days. The two adults both live in Los Angeles. Brown is making up for having only recently learned of his daughter’s existence by spending a great deal of time with Royalty and documenting these interactions on social media. His latest album is rumored to be named “Royalty” in her honor.

Custody cases are often charged with emotions. If you are in need of a compassionate and devoted lawyer to help attain custody rights for the betterment of your child’s life, contact the attorneys at Alexander & Associates by calling (817) 756-4040 to learn about how we can help you.

Pet custody is the new child custody

The ideas of child custody and child support are common issues that arise during the divorce process. However, one of the other most common property ownership arguments is now about the family pet. With more and more couples choosing to forgo children, pets are filling the gap. A reported 10 percent of divorces become volatile and rough over the custody of the family cat and dog.

Of attorneys asked, approximately 30 percent agreed that there is a significant increase in pet custody cases throughout the past five years. While dogs are the most sought after family pet, leading the pack with 88 percent of cases, cats, iguanas, parrots, and snakes have also been reportedly fought over.

For those couples that have children and pets, it is most common for the family pet to follow the children to a custodial parent. However, money issues are a significant factor in these types of decisions since pets can be expensive. “Doggy support” is not an unheard of form of support payment that some pet owners choose to include in divorce agreements to ensure the best care for the pet.

Divorce is never easy due to the number of shared possessions and significant relationships that were built up during the marriage. The Colleyville divorce attorneys at Alexander & Associates are prepared to work with you to find a beneficial settlement. Call 817-756-4040 today to speak with a compassionate member of our Colleyville legal team about your legal options.