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Rowan Atkinson divorces wife Sunetra

London’s Central Family Court has granted Sunetra Atkinson a divorce from 60-year-old Mr. Bean and Blackadder actor Rowan Atkinson on November 10. The makeup artist cited “unreasonable behavior” as her reason for divorcing the comedian, according to reports.

The proceeding, which was not attended by Rowan, took about a minute, and the district judge granted the 54-year-old Sunetra a decree nisi against her husband. The ex-couple had been married for 24 years, but have been separated since 2014.

Family Law Attorney Andrew Newbury said that although the case was “described as granting a divorce, it will not be final until Sunetra Atkinson applies for a decree absolute, which is the document legalizing the end of the couple’s marriage.”

Making the decision to divorce your spouse can be extremely difficult and wreak havoc on the life you have built together. The Houston attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler understand exactly what is involved in the process, and we want to help you deal with this situation. To learn about the services we offer, call our office today at (713) 802-1777.


‘Memento’ star Guy Pearce splits from wife of 18 years

Guy Pearce, 48-year-ole Memento star, announced on October 13 that he had already separated from his wife, Kate Mestitz, back in January. The couple were married for eighteen years and have known each other for nearly thirty-five years.

The Hurt Locker actor has always worked to keep his personal life private, and it appears his divorce will be no different. Although they are separating, Pearce had nothing but kind words for Mestitz in a few social media posts he made after the announcement. The separation was amicable, and he mentioned that they remain close after the divorce.

No reason for the separation was given, but Pearce took to social media to show his appreciation for his now ex-wife. He confirmed the separation through a series of posts, saying, “Rumours are true, I’m afraid – Kate and I parted ways back in January.”

Unfortunately, not all divorces are as amicable as Pearce’s. It is difficult to cut all ties from the person with whom you have spent so many years of your life. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we understand that you need compassionate attorneys to handle your separation case. To discuss your situation with our Houston divorce attorneys, call our office today at (713) 802-1777.


Actress Kaley Cuoco and husband Ryan Sweeting split

The Big Bang Theory star, 29-year-old Kaley Cuoco announced her separation from her husband of 21 months, 28-year-old Ryan Sweeting, on Friday of last week.

The couple celebrated their wedding with a lavish ceremony in 2013 on New Year’s Eve after a “whirlwind” romance. They had only been dating for three months when Sweeting proposed, and the couple married a short three months later. Before her announcement, Cuoco had been working to dispel divorce rumors that had been circulating since April of this year. The court documents stated that the couple has been separated since September 3, but Cuoco has only just officially filed, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce.

Ending a relationship with a spouse is never easy. When divorce proceedings become complex and combative, it may be in your best interest to consult with an experienced divorce attorney. To discuss your situation with a Houston divorce lawyer, contact Holmes, Diggs & Sadler at (713) 802-1777 today.


Cindy Diggs interviewed in story on KTRK-TV about cyberstalking

Attorney Cindy Diggs of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, was recently interviewed by KTRK-TV in a segment about a Houston woman who was being cyberstalked by her ex-husband. The woman says that her ex-husband had every text, every picture, and knew exactly where she was at all times. Diggs indicated that people usually find out they are victims of cyberstalking when they realize that the other person knows things that they shouldn’t know. Learn more by watching the video below.


Food Network star, Giada De Laurentiis, now officially divorced

45-year-old Food Network culinary chef, Giada De Laurentiis, has to pay a hefty amount of money after officially divorcing her 52-year-old husband Todd Thomson, Fox 5 reported on Tuesday, September 8.
Laurentiis has been ordered to pay her ex-husband $2 million plus $9,000 a month in child support. According to reports, Laurentiis has to share half the profits with her ex from each of the cookbooks she published during their marriage. She was also asked to pay Thompson 50% of the unpaid advances of the various cookbooks she has in the works. Her ex-husband will also get to keep their $3.2 million home in the Pacific Palisades.
The two were married for 11 years and have one daughter together, for whom they will share joint custody.
The process of divorce and the legal intricacies associated with it can be very difficult to navigate, especially without the help and guidance of knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys. If you are planning to file for a divorce in Houston, speak with our team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler by calling (713) 802-1777 to seek legal assistance and representation.


Country singer Jake Owen announces divorce

Country singer Jake Owen and model wife Lacey Buchanan have announced that they have decided to divorce after three years of marriage.

In the divorce announcement tweeted by the 33-year-old “Anywhere With You” singer, Owen said the ex-couple wants their daughter, Pearl, to have the best life possible and supportive parents. The two met at the filming of Owen’s video “Eight Second Ride.” They got engaged in April 2012, and one month later the two tied the knot in a wedding by the beach.

Not only is a divorce an emotionally challenging situation, it can also be a laborious legal process surrounded with many intricacies. In times like this, you need the help of a family law attorney who can help you navigate through this legal process with ease. We at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler might be able to guide you in the process of filing for a divorce. Speak with our team by calling our Houston office at (713) 802-1777 today.


Tori Spelling’s husband served over delayed child support payments

Canadian-American actor and the husband of American actress Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, has recently been served papers because of delayed child support payments that he need to settle in full in 30 days, SF Gate reported on Thursday, August 20.

According to the report, McDermott is behind on his child support obligation for five months for his teenage child Jack, his son with his ex Mary Jo Eustace. Eustace is asking her estranged husband to pay $8,700 within 30 days, or he could face jail time.

McDermott has four other children with his current wife – Stella, Liam, Finn and Hattie.

In some instances, reaching a favorable child support arrangement is not the end of a child support issue. There are times when you will need the help of a family law attorney to enforce the agreement or implement changes. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, you can discuss your child support issue with us for proper legal guidance and possible legal representation by calling our Houston office at (713) 802-1777 today.


Country singers Shelton and Lambert split

In a short statement, country superstars and couple for four years Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced that they are pulling the plug on their marriage, according to the U.S. News on July 20.

The two asked the public for privacy and compassion as they go through their divorce. The ex-couple added that divorce was something that they did not envision. Shelton and Lambert were married in 2011 in Texas. Lambert is a staple in various country music awards, while Shelton juggles his music career with stints as a judge on “The Voice” and as a co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we understand our clients’ need for an agreeable and mutually beneficial divorce settlement. Our legal team of experienced and compassionate family law attorneys can help you achieve a divorce arrangement that’s favorable for you and your children. If you are planning to file for a divorce in Houston, call us at (713) 802-1777 to discuss your situation.


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.


Mother of Dwight Howard’s child suing him for unpaid child support

Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard has been sued by the mother of one of his babies due to his failure to pay child support, the New York Daily News reported on June 10.

According to the court documents filed by a woman identified only as “Tiffany,” the basketball star has recently been failing to meet his financial obligations by giving just half of the $10,000 monthly child support payment they agreed on in 2013. The woman is also requesting higher child support payments, as she says their 4-year-old child now has to deal with issues related to being a child of a celebrity.

Fighting for child support means taking care of the financial future of your kids. The team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, understands how crucial child support is for the financial security and welfare of your children. Our Houston attorneys may be able to help you enforce child support agreements, or file to increase payments. Call us at (713) 802-1777 for a free initial assessment of your case today.

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