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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom divorce

TV reality star Khloe Kardashian and former NBA player Lamar Odom’s divorce was officially finalized on December 12 by a Los Angeles judge and will be effective on December 17.

Kardashian first sought to end her marriage with Odom in December 2013. She later withdrew the divorce and reconciled with Odom because he reportedly suffered from a certain medical condition. Several months since their reconciliation, Kardashian refiled a divorce petition citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has no children despite being together for over four years. The court decision says neither Kardashian nor Odom will receive spousal support. The couple’s company, Khlomar, will also be dissolved once the judgment takes effect this week.

We at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler understand how much stress a person can endure while going through a divorce. If you are in the process of dissolving your marriage, we can help you. Our lawyers practice divorce law and can provide you with reliable representation. Get in touch with us at (713) 802-1777 to learn more about your legal options.


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Settle Divorce

On August 16, celebrity couple Amber Heard and Johnny Depp confirmed that they have settled their divorce.

They got married in a luxurious island ceremony in February 2015. On May 25 of the next year, Amber Heard filed for the divorce from Johnny Depp, three days after Johnny’s mother passed away. On May 27, Amber filed a domestic violence restraining order from Depp after releasing photos of her bruised face. On same day, Vanessa Paradis, Depp’s ex-partner of over a decade, wrote “In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years.”

Despite the roller coaster ride of events, the couple finally settled their divorce privately. On August  18, the actress revealed that the $7 million divorce settlement would be distributed to her chosen charities with a focus on groups helping to stop violence against women.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we know how difficult going through a divorce can become. That is why our Houston divorce lawyers want to help you through every step of the process. Contact us at (713) 802-1777 to learn more about your legal options.


McEntire and Blackstock officially divorced

The New York Daily News reported on December 20 that Reba McEntire, the famed country music singer, and her second husband Narvel Blackstock have divorced. Apparently, McEntire announced her divorce on her Facebook account on December 17. It was revealed that the couple was actually granted the divorce a few months ago, on October 28.

Sixty-year-old McEntire and 59-year-old Blackstock have been married for 26 years. Although they were only recently divorced, their separation was initially announced back in August of this year. They have a 25-year-old son, Shelby Blackstock.

A representative of the couple released a joint statement months ago saying that despite the impending end of the marriage, the now ex-spouses will continue to work together as they have for thirty-five years.

Going through a divorce is always a difficult time for everyone involved. If you are in the process of seeking a divorce in Houston, please consult with our legal team at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler. Contact us today at (713) 802-1777 to learn about the services offered by our compassionate family law attorneys.


Divorce finalized for Mick Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood’s divorce from his wife, Lynn Frankel, has been finalized. The 68-year-old musician filed for legal separation from Frankel in 2013, but the two remained legally married until the finalization of their divorce on November 20, 2015, according to court records. Frankel was Fleetwood’s third wife. The two were married for twenty years and have 13-year-old twin daughters.

Fleetwood cited “irreconcilable differences” on his separation claim two years ago before the petition turned into a divorce case. There were no details given on the couple’s child and spousal support arrangements, but it has been confirmed that Fleetwood is seeking joint legal custody.

Separating from a spouse is one of the most difficult things a person may go through in a relationship. If you are in the process of a divorce in Houston, please speak with our lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler to learn how a family law attorney may be able to help you through this difficult time. Call us today at (713) 802-1777.


Divorce finalized for Jared Fogle after child pornography scandal

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, 38, and Kathleen McLaughlin had their divorce finalized by a Boone County judge on Nov. 16. This came just three days before Fogle was sentenced by a federal judge to 15 years in prison for engaging in sexual relations with minors and trading child pornography.

McLaughlin filed for divorce on Aug. 19, just hours after Fogle agreed to plead guilty to his charges.

McLaughlin was Fogle’s second wife, and they had been married since 2010. They have two children together, a 4-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. McLaughlin’s divorce filing stated that Fogle had little involvement in the daily lives of their children.

If you are considering a divorce in the Houston area, let our divorce attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler guide you through the process. Our compassionate attorneys are prepared to handle the unique details of your situation. Call our Houston office now at (713) 802-1777.


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.


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.


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.


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.


[firm-name], PLLC, Named U.S. News Top Tier in Family Law for 2015 “Best Law Firms”

HOUSTON, TX, November 5, 2014 – Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, PLLC, has been selected as a 2015 Top Tier in Family law in America by U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers®.  This is the second year Holmes, Diggs & Sadler has been recognized as Tier One in Family Law by U.S. News and World Report- Best Lawyers®.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers© is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers© has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Cindy Diggs is the attorney-in-charge of the Houston office of Holmes, Diggs & Sadler. She has practiced law for over 25 years, and is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Diggs has spent her entire legal career in Houston and the surrounding areas, and is a specialist in all types of family law and divorce cases. She has first-chair trial experience, including jury trials, and has successfully handled cases through the appellate process. Cindy is a member of the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association as well as the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists. She is also a member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Cindy served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family Law, State Bar of Texas from 2001 to 2002.

For more information, visit www.holmesdiggs.com or call (713) 802-1777.

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