Khloe Kardashian files property settlement document against Lamar Odom

Entrepreneur and television personality Khloe Kardashian and 36-year-old retired professional basketball player Lamar Odom are now one step closer to a formal divorce.

Kardashian first filed for divorce from the former NBA player back in 2013. However, when Odom had to undergo treatment and recovery after a drug overdose in 2015, Kardashian halted the proceedings to give moral and emotional support to him. The ordeal failed to permanently bring them back together, and Kardashian filed for divorce again in May 2016. According to entertainment news network TMZ, Kardashian recently filed a legal document that lays out the parameters of a property settlement.

Disagreements are part of a married life. However, if arguing and incompatibilities become too common for a couple, it can lead to a divorce. Should you need help filing for a divorce in Fort Worth or another area of Texas, do not hesitate to seek the legal representation of our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC by contacting our offices today. Call (817) 335-9600 to set up an initial appointment with a qualified member of our legal team today.


Brad Pitt skipping a film’s premiere night to focus on ‘family situation’

52-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt did not attend the premiere of Terrence Malick’s new documentary Voyage of Time, which Pitt narrated, last Wednesday, October 5. Pitt is in the midst of filing a response to the divorce petition filed against him by estranged wife, 41-year-old actress Angelina Jolie Pitt,

Jolie Pitt, who filed for divorce on Tuesday, September 20, cited irreconcilable differences as a reason to end their two-year marriage and is seeking full custody of their six children. The FBI indicated it is continuing to conduct an investigation into Pitt’s alleged involvement in a fight on-board a private jet on Wednesday, September 14.

Our divorce lawyers at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC understand that ending a marriage is a painful and difficult experience for the divorcing couple and their children. If you live in Fort Worth or another area of Texas and you are going through a divorce, get in touch with our attorneys by calling (817) 335-9600 to discuss your legal options.


10 Rembis children taken by the state of Texas after alleged neglect

A neighbor of 48-year-old William and 36-year-old Claire Rembis in Lubbock said in a hearing during the second week of September that “shrieks of terror” persisted from the couple’s home. At this point, 10 of the couple’s 11 children were taken into state custody.

William and Claire Rembis have faced child welfare investigations in at least three states since 2001. Claire Rembis said some of the allegations the state levied against them are not true, telling The Associated Press outside the courtroom in Lubbock that our children “don’t eat out of the trash.” Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Paul Zimmerman said the couple disclosed their past addresses to Texas officials, which is why they were able to track their former issues in other states. Timothy Turner, who worked for state welfare agencies in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas said finding them was “very tedious and piecemeal.”

At The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, we will do everything we can to help make sure the decision the courts will give your family’s legal case will be fair to you. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our Fort Worth offices at (817) 335-9600 to discuss your case with us.


Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Forty-one-year-old actress Angelina Jolie filed for divorce last Monday, September 19 from her husband, 52-year-old actor Brad Pitt after two years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

Jolie and Pitt have six children together, 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. They were married on August 14, 2014 after having a steady relationship for 12 years. According to court documents, Jolie and Pitt filed on Thursday, September 15, less than a month after their two-year anniversary.

In a statement, Jolie’s manager, Geyer Kosinski, said: “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest to protect her children. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

A year ago, Jolie and Pitt entertained thoughts of growing old together, with Jolie saying, “I’m more interested in his 50-year-old self than his 40-year-old self. And then you look forward to more years together.” For his part, Pitt said in an interview with The Telegraph: “I’m surprised how much our history – Angie’s and mine – means to me. More than at any time in my life, I’ve got purpose – real purpose. It feels like I’ve found my place.”

If you and your spouse are undergoing a divorce, you will need an attorney to help you draw up all of the binding legal documents. Employ the legal services of our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600.


Gray divorce can take a toll on your finances according to research

According to a recent study from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, the divorce rates among American adults aged 50 years old and above had doubled over the 20 years before 2010. In the same vein, Susan Brown, the lead researcher of the study conducted by Bowling Green State, reviewed divorce data in 2014 and made the conclusion that statistics have not varied over the years.

The study says that factors that contribute to the rise of couples divorcing during their later years include longer lifespans, the presence of more women in the workforce, changing views and ideologies regarding marriage, and higher preferences for remarrying.

Here are what some financial experts recommend for people who suddenly need to take into consideration being newly single when making retirement plans. Divorce at a more mature age can be particularly challenging because a “gray divorce” can be influenced by factors such as limited working years ahead, complicated asset arrangements, and adult children, which can complicate matters.

Financial experts advise divorcing couples to retain an attorney for legal decisions and counsel, move out of their ex’s previously-shared-house and into a smaller space for financial conservation, save and budget money, take care of their health, and maximize their assets, among other things.

When you find it necessary to hire a family law attorney because you need to file for divorce, request for spousal support obligation, or have the terms of your spousal support obligation agreement changed to reflect your or your ex-spouse’s current financial circumstances, call our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Raleigh at (817) 335-9600.


Frances Bean Cobain’s ex-husband wants 25K per month in spousal support

Twenty-four-year-old visual artist Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and 52-year-old Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, is struggling through her divorce. Her estranged husband, 31-year-old musician Isaiah Silva, is seeking $25,000 per month in spousal support.

Cobain filed for divorce from Silva in March 2016 after a two-year marriage. According to a report from entertainment news network TMZ, Silva is demanding that amount because he claims Cobain told him she would support him financially throughout their marriage. Because of this assertion, Silva said, he quit his job. He said Cobain told him she will pay for his monthly expenses including lodging fees and school fees for his daughter with a previous girlfriend. Silva’s filing made it clear that he and Frances Bean did not sign a prenuptial agreement prior to their wedding.

Family legal matters can have significant consequences on your life and financial stability. With this in mind, if you are considering undergoing a family law matter, such as a divorce, hire the legal services of our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600.


Amber Heard to donate $7M divorce settlement to charities

Amber Heard, 30, has announced that she will be donating the entirety of her $7 million dollar divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to the American Civil Liberties Union in New York and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California. In a statement released on August 18th, Heard wrote that the money would be used to service women being abused and children with illnesses and disabilities.

Heard previously stated that she was herself a victim of domestic abuse by Depp during their 15-month marriage. Depp’s attorneys have claimed that Heard made false allegations in order to increase her settlement. Heard responded to these accusations in the statement, writing that “money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves”.

Even the most minor of family law issues can have devastating consequences for yourself, the members of your family, and your financial stability. This is why it is important to seek legal counsel from The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC. If you are currently embroiled in a family legal mater in Fort Worth or other areas in Texas, call our offices today at (817) 335-9600.


Former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to divorce

Twenty-six-year-old football quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III is filing for divorce from his wife of three years, Rebecca Griffin. Griffin is a former player of the Washington Redskins and will be playing as quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in March 2017.

Griffin met his wife while he was studying at Baylor University in Waco. Just last year, the two had their first child together, a daughter named Reese Ann. One guest at the Griffins’ 2013 wedding was reported as saying, “I don’t want to be melodramatic but it was really, really beautiful. Just the assured, confident love that they expressed for each other was so admirable, just so real, so authentic. It was all good.”

The divorce attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth are here to help divorcing couples in the state of Texas get their affairs in order, especially because the process leading up to the actual court hearing can be time-consuming and overwhelming. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600 to learn more about your options.


In most recent divorce petition, Amber Heard drops abuse allegations against Johnny Depp

Thirty-year-old actress Amber Heard dropped allegations of domestic abuse from her divorce petition from her husband, 53-year-old actor and producer Johnny Depp last Tuesday, August 16.

In a joint statement, Heard and Depp said, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.”

Heard filed a divorce petition from Depp, only 15 months after they got married, on grounds of irreconcilable differences. She then filed a temporary restraining order against Depp, accusing him of “excessive emotional, verbal, and physical abuse” throughout the course of their marriage.

In her new divorce petition, Heard is seeking $400 million in spousal support.

Depp reached worldwide renown for his fantasy swashbuckler film series, Pirates of the Caribbean. He and Heard met on the set of his 2011 film, The Rum Diary.

If you are in the process of dividing the assets that you and your former spouse once shared, in the process of nullifying your marriage, or in the process of setting parameters concerning the future arrangement of how you will care for your children, seek the legal assistance of our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600. Talk to a qualified member of our legal team as soon as you can.


Ways that Getting a Divorce Can Negatively Affect Your Health

Forty-one-year-old actress and model Drew Barrymore officially filed a divorce petition from her husband, actor Will Kopelman, on Friday, July 15, a report from the New York Daily News showed. Kopelman and Barrymore first announced that they are ending their marriage in April 2016, joining the list of other celebrity couples who decided to call it quits this year. Barrymore said that she felt like a failure after filing the divorce, which seeks to dissolve their marriage of four years.

Psychologist and sociologists said the effects of a divorce doesn’t end when a judge finalizes it in a court proceeding; some of its more negative effects can still be felt by divorcing parties over the years. “Everyone going through a divorce has raised anxiety,” Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, California relationship psychotherapist Fran Walfish said, as an example. Aside from this, the chances that one can have a higher chance of sleep issues leading to higher blood pressure, heart attack, and depression, are present.

We at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC are here to make sure that your needs and the needs of your family are protected, prioritized, and safeguarded. We do this by constructing a comprehensive legal strategy during the process of your divorce, child custody battle, child support petition, property division, or alimony or adoption request. Call our Fort Worth offices today at (817) 335-9600 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.