On May 19, a Manhattan judge dismissed the fraudulent divorce lawsuit against billionaire Steven Cohen due to a lack of evidence that he had cheated his estranged spouse Patricia out of millions, a report of CNBC stated.
According to reports, Patricia alleged that Cohen committed fraud in a 1990 divorce case by concealing millions of dollars. Patricia is pursuing to get 50 percent of the supposedly hidden $5.5 million with interest. However, Manhattan federal court Chief Judge Loretta Preska ruled there was insufficient evidence presented in court to support Patricia’s claims. The judge also noted Patricia filed the lawsuit too late as she had previously suspected Steven of concealing his assets in 1991 and in 2006. The legal team representing Patricia stated they disagree with the decision and are considering appealing the case.
The lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler in Houston understand how complicated divorce cases can be, especially when millions of dollars are involved. If you are in such a situation, we may tirelessly work on your behalf to protect your rights. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (713) 802-1777.
According to the Huffington Post, former NBA player Marko Jaric and Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima are now officially divorced after initially separating in May 2014. They tied the knot back in February 2009, announced their separation after five years, and eventually filed for divorce in New York City.
Pagesix reported that the the settlement was filed on March 14 at the Manhattan Supreme Court. The details were not divulged, but Lima, now 35-years-old, is said to be keeping primary custody of their two daughters, 6-year-old Valentina and 3-year-old Sienna.
Lima’s attorney, Bill Beslow, was asked to make a statement on the matter but did not comment. The couple asks that the public respects their privacy during this time of transition.
Our compassionate lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler understand the difficulties of going through a divorce. If you are in Houston and are thinking about pursuing a divorce, let our experienced team help you by calling our office at (713) 802-1777.
According to New York Daily News, 31-year-old actress and singer Katharine McPhee is now officially divorced from her husband of six years, Nicholas Cokas. The two tied the knot in 2008, and they were revealed to be separated in 2014 when McPhee filed for divorce. The court documents stated that the actual date of their separation was March 15, 2013. They have no children together.
McPhee and Cokas are set to divide her earnings from her show “Smash,” and Cokas will receive half of the earnings from McPhee’s contract with Columbia/Epic Records. Cokas will also receive half of the income from songs McPhee created during their marriage. Spousal support has been granted to Cokas, and he is set to receive $400,000 annually.
Divorce is always a difficult ordeal to undergo, and our attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler want to help ensure that you navigate the process as easily as possible. To discuss your legal options and the specifics of your case, call (713) 802-1777 today.
People reported that Jeremy Renner, the 44-year-old Avengers star, is now divorced from 23-year-old Sonni Pacheco. Their separation was finalized on December 28. The two were married for 10 months and have a daughter named Ava, who was born in 2013.
Pacheco filed for divorce in December 2014 and cited irreconcilable differences. Renner is set to make monthly child support payments worth $13,000 and 5 percent of the excess in his annual salary, which is reportedly more than $2.3 million. Pacheco, however, will not be granted spousal support as she signed a prenuptial agreement on December 2013.
According to the reports, Renner and Pacheco were granted shared physical custody of their 2-year-old daughter. The divorce allowed Renner to keep most of his properties.
Before the divorce was finalized, the now ex-spouses had a highly controversial legal battle.
Divorce is especially difficult to deal with when children are involved. If you are in Houston and considering getting a divorce, contact our lawyers at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler to learn how our experienced team can help you through this difficult time. Call our office at (713) 802-1777.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.