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Chris Rock’s Wife Seeking Massive Payout in Divorce

Comedian Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife in December, pointing out the prenuptial agreement that they had signed at the beginning of their marriage 18 years prior. The prenuptial agreement outlined that Rock’s wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, would be able to retain a career while married to the actor. She is now claiming this was not the case and is seeking a substantial portion of the $70 million of which Chris Rock is worth.

Compton-Rock alleges that she was forced to leave her work in public relations in order to care for their children– Lola Simone, 13, and Zahra Savannah, 11. She also stated that much of her free time is spent on charity work, specifically The Angel Rock Project that she and Rock began.

Recent developments in the divorce show that the prenuptial arrangement expired through the Sunset Clause which was recognized by both parties. As such, Compton-Rock is seeking payment “commensurate with the marital standard of living.”

Divorce can be a messy process, especially when children are involved. The divorce attorneys at Alexander & Associates are experienced with the complex process of divorce, child custody, and alimony payments. If you or someone you know is in need of a skilled family lawyer, please contact our Colleyville lawyers at 817-756-4040.

Why should I consider filing for temporary alimony?

If you have given up certain career opportunities or assets for the benefit of your marriage, but are going through a divorce, the thought of separation could make you worry that you may not be able to provide adequate support for yourself or your family. Additionally, reaching a fair financial agreement in divorce proceedings can sometimes take a number of years.

Temporary alimony is spousal support in the form of a cash reward that will provide the funds you need to continue supporting yourself and your family during divorce proceedings. You should consider filing for temporary alimony if you have given up certain opportunities for your marriage, if you are struggling to make ends meet without continuous spousal support, and if a permanent alimony agreement has not yet been reached.

If you think filing for temporary alimony is the right choice, one of the talented Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates can help walk you through the process. For more information about how we can help you, please contact our offices today at 817-756-4040.

President of multi-million dollar company in extended divorce battle

48-year-old James Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, has been avoiding a $5 million pre-nuptial pact payout to his 33-year-old wife Rebecca for two years in a divorce battle.

Dondero claimed insolvency in trial on October 23, stating that other pending lawsuits have drained his approximate $36 million in yearly earnings. He will find out in November if this claim will allow him to avoid the payout.

In 2012, his company profited $374 million, a four-fold return, with the sale of oil recycling company Safety-Kleen to Clean Harbors for $1.25 billion.

The couple has been married since 2006 and has two daughters.

If you or a loved one are filing for divorce or fighting for child custody, you need a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side. Please give our lawyers at Alexander & Associates in Colleyville a call at 817-756-4040; we are committed to winning the best possible outcome for each of our clients and their children.

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.

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.

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.