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Cindy Diggs speaks about same-sex marriage ruling

Houston Public Media interviewed attorney Cindy Diggs with Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, in a June 29 segment about the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.

Diggs said that, despite whether people feel positively or negatively about the ruling, it is likely the most significant Supreme Court decision of this generation, as it opens up the right to marry to an entire group of people for whom this right was previously unavailable.

On Friday alone, the Harris County Clerk’s office began putting the new law into practice by issuing about 50 marriage certificates to newly-eligible couples.

According to Diggs, her law firm and other family lawyers have already dealt with custody issues involving same-sex couples. “Now of course, same-sex couples will be able to marry and they will be able to divorce, whether they were married in this state or in some other state,” Diggs stated.

Hear more from Cindy Diggs’ interview by clicking here.


United States Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

This morning, the United States Supreme Court issued their decision in the case of OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL., holding that “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.” This decision makes gay marriage legal in all 50 states, overturning individual State bans on same-sex unions.

The decision was a close 5-4, with Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito dissenting. Justice Kennedy read the court’s decision on the anniversary of another same-sex ruling that he read 12 years ago, which struck down state laws that made same-sex relations illegal.

Chris Rock’s ex wants larger divorce payout

The estranged wife of American comedian and actor Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock, is seeking a larger divorce payout so she can maintain the same lifestyle she had when they were still together, The Daily Mail reported on June 15.

The 46-year-old mother is demanding a larger portion of the 50-year-old actor’s estimated $70 million fortune. Because of an expired prenuptial agreement, the two are likely to enter a legal fight over their family’s bank account.

The two wed in 1996. Malaak has since given up her career in public relations to look after their two kids, Lola Simone and Zahra.

Issues associated with divorce do not always tie up neatly after the documents are signed. If you want to modify spousal support or child support payments, or have another issue associated with your divorce that needs to be resolved, our Houston legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, may be able to help. Call us at (713) 802-1777 today to discuss your situation.

Chris Brown allegedly refusing to pay child support

Reports have revealed that recording artist Chris Brown is currently embroiled in a child support dispute with his ex, former model Nia Guzman, The Daily Mail reported on May 25.

According to reports, Chris has refused to pay Nia $2,500 a month in child support since March for their 11-month-old daughter, named Royalty. Sources said Chris refused to pay after Nia demanded a much higher child support payment of $15,000 a month.

Last weekend, Chris Brown took his daughter to the Billboard Music Awards as his special date.

Child support is one aspect of the divorce process that could directly affect the welfare of your children. Seek the legal expertise of our team of child support lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, who may advocate on behalf of your rights and interests as you work for the best future possible for your child. Learn more by calling our Houston offices at (713) 802-1777 today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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