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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to seek mediated divorce

After a decade-long marriage that began in 2005, Hollywood icons Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they are ending their marriage, People reported on June 30.

In a short statement, the 43-year-old actress and the 42-year-old actor said they are amicably ending their marriage. They also said they are committed to co-parenting their three children, 9-year-old Violet, 6-year-old Seraphina, and 3-year-old Samuel. The two first worked together as costars in 2001’s Pearl Harbor, and then reconnected while making 2003’s Daredevil.

An unnamed source said that the couple is seeking a mediated divorce.

The legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, helps Houston couples through the divorce process. Our compassionate divorce attorneys can also mediate your divorce, helping you decide on fair child custody agreements and other divorce issues together. Call our offices at (713) 802-1777 today to discuss your needs and how we can help.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin finalize split

After ten years of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin are now awaiting judge approval of their split, People reported on April 20.

Reports say that both the managers of the divorcing couples have finalized the details of the split. Gwyneth and Chris are now waiting for a judge to sign the papers to make it official. Although the details of the divorce arrangement have not been made public, sources say the two will most likely share joint custody of their two children, 11-year-old Apple and 9-year-old Moses.

The two famously began their “conscious uncoupling” in March 2014. Although Gwyneth is currently in a relationship with Glee producer Brad Falchuk and Chris with Jennifer Lawrence, the ex-couple still remain close and are focused on their two kids.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our Houston legal team may be able to help you through the intricate legal issues that often surround divorce. Call us today at (713) 802-1777 to discuss your situation and legal options.

Pamela Anderson divorce from poker player becoming messy

Weeks after Pamela Anderson filed for a divorce from poker champ Rick Salomon, the ex-couple are still tied in a messy divorce proceeding, now with Salomon seeking annulment in Nevada, a report by The Daily Mail revealed.

The former Baywatch star contested Salomon’s request, alleging that Salomon is not a resident of Nevada. SHe added that the two had lived together in Malibu, California, and Salomon only bought a house in Nevada last year (worth $4 million) to make it appear as though he’s living there.

Anderson filed her divorce papers in commercial property state California, where she could be entitled half of Salomon’s earnings.

Divorces can get complicated, and when they do, it is critical to have a trustworthy attorney fighting to uphold your rights and work on behalf of your interests. Call the Houston divorce attorneys of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, at (713) 802-1777 today to learn more about how we can help.

Patton-Thicke divorce now official

Precious actress Paula Patton and 38-year-old ‘Blurred Lines’ singer Robin Thicke are now officially single after a court in Los Angeles granted Patton a divorce, Cleveland.com reported on March 18.

The split, which will officially take effect on April 14, would end Patton and Thicke’s nine years of marriage. The decision came the same day that Marvin Gaye’s family filed an injunction against the song ‘Blurred Lines,’ which Gaye’s family believe Thicke and his co-artists copied from the music icon’s 1977 hit ‘Got to Give it Up.’

Patton and Thicke have a four-year-old son. Patton has been the inspiration behind most of Thicke’s music and has also appeared in several of his music videos.

Filing for a divorce can be an emotionally difficult process. But what can be even more tiring is the legally arduous process divorcing couples often face. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we help divorcing couples in Houston navigate the divorce process with ease. Call us at (713) 802-1777 to have a dedicated divorce attorney assess your situation.

Hilary Duff talks about her divorce from Mike Comrie

Singer and actress Hilary Duff has filed for a divorce from her husband of four years, retired ice hockey player Mike Comrie, according to a report by the ABC on Wednesday, March 4.

Weeks after filing the legal papers, the 27-year-old star has finally opened up about her divorce in the April issue of Cosmopolitan. The divorce is reportedly amicable; Hilary said that their relationship “was not working enough to stay together,” but they still have a lot of love for each other. Mike and Hilary have a son, Luca.

Deciding to file for divorce can be an emotionally arduous process for you and your partner. What can even make this process more distressing is the legal procedures and requirements it entails. If you are planning to file for a divorce in Houston, our team of family law attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler can simplify and guide you through this process. To learn more about how we can be of help, call us at (713) 802-1777 today.

Pamela Anderson officially calls it quits, divorces Rick Salomon

Pamela Anderson is officially pulling the plug on her marriage to poker player Rick Salomon, as the former Baywatch beauty filed for divorce from her estranged husband last week, the Daily Mail reported on February 17.

Report also said the former Playboy pinup allegedly demanded her ex-husband move out from her Malibu residence with his two teenage daughters, Tyson and Hunter, and his Rottweiler, Bumblebee. The ex-couple exchanged vows in 2007, but their marriage was annulled after two short months. Pamela again filed for divorce against Rick last July but later withdrew the petition.

Couples who are considering filing for a divorce should seek the help of a family law attorney who knows well how to provide compassionate legal guidance while protecting your rights and interests throughout a divorce. To seek help filing for a divorce in Houston, consult with our legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, by calling (713) 802-1777 today.

“Custody” of your pet in a divorce

When you have a family pet that you and your former partner shared, you may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of losing this beloved family member in the divorce process. Fortunately, there are certain ways you can work to protect your ownership over your animal.

In the state of Texas, pets are generally considered property that will be allocated to either you or your ex-spouse. In order to gain more control over the allocation of your pet, an attorney may be able to help you argue that your pet should be considered separate property, meaning that he or she was in your possession prior to your marriage or was given as a gift—even if the gift was from your former spouse.

Some judges are more sensitive to the pet “custody” issue than others. One example that occurred recently is a judge who allowed the family dog to enter the courtroom. The separating couple stood at opposite sides of the courtroom and each called the dog. Over 5 attempts, the dog ran to the wife more often than the husband. Therefore, the wife was awarded custody.

Typically, a judge will not extend an opportunity like this to determine the pet’s custody. That is why it is so important to enlist the help of a Houston divorce attorney who understands how much your pet means to you, like attorney Kristy Blurton at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler. She and everyone else at our firm will fight to help you secure a favorable divorce agreement, including “custody” of your beloved pet. Call us today at (713) 802-1777 to learn more.

Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams announce split

“A Walk to Remember” star Mandy Moore and indie rocker Ryan Adams have decided to mutually end their marriage of nearly six years, The Daily Mail reported on Friday, January 30.

The two announced their “respectful, amicable parting of ways” in a joint statement. Legal papers filed by Adams showed the ex-couple had been separated almost five months before filing for divorce. Sources close to the couple claimed that the estranged pair had not seen each other for a long time.

30-year-old Moore and 40-year-old Adams dated in 2007 before getting married in March 2009.

Filing for divorce is definitely an emotionally demanding process. But what could even be more demanding are the legal processes that come with it – separation of properties, and arrangements for spousal support, among many others. As such, it is important to seek the legal guidance and experience of a divorce attorney who will treat your divorce case as skillfully and tactfully as possible. If you need a divorce lawyer in Houston, speak with our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, by calling (713) 802-1777 today.

Nick Cannon files for divorce from Mariah Carey

34-year-old rapper Nick Cannon filed for divorce from 44-year-old singer Mariah Carey a week after reportedly working out a settlement, the Daily Mail reported on January 17.

According to reports, Cannon filed for divorce on December 12 after negotiating an arrangement with his estranged wife. Reports also alleged that the T.V. personality won’t be getting any share from Mariah’s earnings from her upcoming residency in Las Vegas.

Nick and Mariah married on Mariah’s private island in the Bahamas in April 2008 but separated in August 2013. They have two children together, Monroe and Morrocan.

During the emotionally and legally intensive process of divorce, you need a family law attorney who can help you obtain a divorce arrangement that would provide the best outcome for you and your children. If you are planning to file for a divorce in Houston, seek the knowledge and the experience of our team of divorce attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, by calling (713) 802-1777 today.

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.

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