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Actress’s petition to win back children reaches 100,000 signatures

Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford has successfully gathered 100,000 signatures in a petition urging the Obama administration to intervene in the custody battle over her children, The Washington Post revealed on May 13.

The actress has been involved in a contentious child custody battle with her ex-husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, over their 8-year-old son Hermes and 5-year-old daughter Helena. Her two children have been in France with Giersch after a judge ruled in 2012 that the children will be living with their father. Because the businessman’s visa was revoked in 2009 after their split, Giersch wasn’t allowed to enter the country, forcing Rutherford to travel back and forth to Europe to see the kids.

Reaching the 100,000 signature threshold means Rutherford’s petition will be reviewed and responded to by the White House.

Child custody agreements will affect the future of you and your children for years to come. This is why it is critical to enlist the help of an experienced divorce attorney who will fight to uphold your rights and assert your interests throughout the entire process. Call the team of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, at (713) 802-1777 today to learn more.


Renner and Pacheco agreed on terms for child support and custody

The heated divorce battle between 44-year-old American actor Jeremy Renner and 24-year-old Canadian model Sonni Pacheco is beginning to cool down after the ex-couple reached an agreement on child custody and support, a report by People stated on April 1.

Court documents showed that Renner will share joint legal and physical custody of his 2-year-old daughter with his ex and has also been ordered to pay a monthly child support of $13,000. Documents also revealed that the American Hustle actor will not be paying spousal support, despite Pacheco’s request.

The two had only been married for 10 months before Pacheco filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Splitting couples are not only faced with the emotional difficulties of breaking up. They also have to deal with many intricate legal issues, such as child custody and support. If you are planning to file for a divorce in Houston, our team of experienced divorce attorneys of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, is willing to assess your situation. Call us at (713) 802-1777 today to learn more about your options.


Slash and Ferrar to divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences’

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years, Perla Ferrar, on December 30, The Daily News reported.

Divorce papers filed by Slash in Los Angeles indicated irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The documents further revealed that Slash is requesting joint physical and legal custody over their sons, 12-year-old London and 10-year-old Cash. Legal papers listed June 15 as their date of separation.

The two wed in October 15, 2001. Slash previously filed for divorce from Ferrar in 2010, but changed his mind two months later to work things out.

With all the legal intricacies associated with this process, filing for divorce can be mentally and emotionally taxing. The experienced and compassionate legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, however, may represent your rights and interests in every aspect of a divorce, providing comprehensive legal representation throughout this difficult time. Call our offices in Houston at (713) 802-1777 today to learn how we may work on your behalf.


Reeser and Warren divorcing after 5 years

Hawaii Five-0 actress Autumn Reeser has reportedly called it quits on her five-year marriage to writer-director Jesse Warren, The Daily Mail reported on November 24.

Reeser cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split. Although Reeser requested joint physical and legal custody of their two sons, Finneus and Dashiell, she refused to pay her 36-year-old husband spousal support.

The 34-year-old actress, who played roles on television series Hawaii Five-0, Entourage, and The O.C., is said to have a net worth of $3 million.

Ensuring that your welfare is taken care of throughout the arduous process of divorce can seem like an overwhelming task without the help of qualified and assertive divorce attorneys who understand how to best advocate for your rights. If you are facing divorce and need legal representation, our Houston-based lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, might be able to help you. Speak to a member of our compassionate legal team by calling (713) 802-1777 today.


Amber Rose-Wiz Khalifa split not amicable

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are now engaged in a blame game weeks after their divorce went public, a report by the Mail Online stated on September 27.

According to the report, the 30-year-old model filed for divorce the day after she caught him with another woman. However, the rap artist said he was not cheating, as he made it clear to Amber that their marriage was over weeks before she filed for divorce.

The divorce papers stated the model is seeking full custody of their one-year-old son, although Whiz Khalifa countered the claim by asking the court to grant him joint custody. The two signed a prenuptial agreement that would grant Amber a one-time payment of $1 million and an additional $5,000 every month from Wiz if they split.

During the complicated process of divorce, it is critical to have a competent lawyer on whom you can rely for advice and assistance. If you plan on filing for a divorce in Texas, consult with an attorney at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, by calling (713) 802-1777 today.


FBI halts China-bound flight over child custody battle

On Thursday, September 4, the FBI halted a plane bound for Beijing after learning that a mother allegedly tried take her child out of the country without the father’s consent, the CBS News reported.

The father, whose name was not revealed, appealed to authorities in order to prevent the mother from leaving the country with their son. He says that he was concerned that she would not return, forcing a difficult and “protracted international custody battle.” Five hours after departing, United Airlines Flight 897 returned to Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

The mother, whose identity was also left undisclosed, was taken into custody and charged with kidnapping. Meanwhile, the child was reunited with his father.

If you are in a situation wherein your ex-partner attempts to take your child/children out of the country without your permission, our child custody attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, might be able to help you enforce your rights as a parent. To know more about how we can help you, call our Houston office at (713) 802-1777 today.


Custody over Sherri Shepherd’s unborn surrogate child remains unclear

Television personality Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally have yet to determine the future of their soon-to-be-born surrogate son, The Daily Mail reported on July 30.

On May 3, Sally filed for legal separation from his wife of three years. His separation papers indicated that he is asking for full legal and physical custody of their unborn child. Lamar is also demanding spousal support, the cost of his attorney fees, and for their prenuptial agreement to be annulled based on fraud.

Sources connected to the issue revealed the ex-host of The View believes her estranged husband deceived her to enter into a surrogacy agreement simply to get spousal support. She is allegedly refusing to take any financial and parental responsibility over the child, although her court documents have not been revealed.

Legal intricacies surrounding child custody, parental rights, and spousal support are best handled by qualified and seasoned lawyers who know well how to protect you and your child’s interests throughout a divorce. If you are facing a child custody battle or another family law situation in Houston, the experienced attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, can provide critical legal advise to your case. Call our offices today at (713) 802-1777 to learn more.


Protecting your kids during divorce

The process of divorce can be emotionally difficult not only for both parties involved but also for any children. Divorce may leave children scarred, making it important for both parents to take certain actions to ensure the children are protected.

Some things you may want to consider to lessen the emotional impact divorce can have on children include:

  • Remember that your kids’ emotional health is your mutual concern, and both of you are still child-raising partners.
  • You do not divorce your children. Remember that your kids still need both of their parents, so do not let divorce affect your role as a mother/father.
  • Before telling your kids about the divorce, plan and agree on what you will say to them.
  • Keep as many things as possible the same (home, school, friends, and activities).
  • Reassure your kids that they are not the cause of your separation, and that you love them regardless of what happens.

Dealing with complications of divorce can be very difficult without the help experienced attorneys, like our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler. If you are considering filing for divorce in Houston, call us at (713) 802-1777 to find out how we can help guide you through the process.


Sports Star Deion Sanders Finishes Divorce Proceedings

NFL Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders was finally able to reach a conclusion of his divorce proceedings on June 28, 2013.

The contentious divorce, which dragged on for two years, involved a custody battle of their three children, a review of the legality of their prenuptial agreement, in addition to financial and property distribution.

Sanders will have sole custody of the three children he had with now ex-wife Pilar and will also retain possession of their mansion in Prosper,Texas.

Although the divorce has been completed, reports indicate that Sanders will still have to answer allegations of fraud, physical abuse, and mental distress made by his ex-wife in a separate case that will be heard by a jury.

The former couple was married in 1999.

If you are considering getting a divorce in Houston, let the lawyers of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, work together with you in finding the best possible legal solution for your case. Call (713) 802-1777 today to find out how we can assist you through your divorce issues.


Ex-wife of suspended Galveston Judge files protective order

The ex-wife of a suspended Galveston County judge filed for an emergency protective order to protect her children during a child custody hearing.

The filing of the protective order was based on a signed affidavit of the former fiancée of suspended Galveston County Judge Chris Dupuy, accusing him of plotting the murder of his wife, Adrienne Viterna, and taking their children to New Zealand along with his most current fiancé.

Dupuy’s former fiancé, Tara Compton, who was supposed to take the witness stand to testify about her serious allegations, suddenly refused because she said she feared for the safety of her own children in a different child custody case.

When you are facing serious and problematic child custody issues in Houston, our lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, can help you. Call (713) 802-1777 to discuss your situation and find out what we can do to protect your rights and interests.

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