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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.


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.


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.


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, PLLC, 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.

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