Kurt Cobain’s guitar at the center of daughter Frances Bean Cobain and Isaiah Silva’s divorce

Twenty-three-year-old visual artist Frances Bean Cobain is fighting her ex-husband, 31-year-old musician and member of the rock band The Eeries, Isaiah Silva, over the guitar of her father and musician Kurt Donald Cobain, who is most well-known for being the frontman of the 90’s grunge band Nirvana.

The guitar under discussion has been featured in Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 in New York City. Its possession is at the center of Cobain and Silva’s divorce, as Cobain denies having given it to Silva as a gift, entertainment news network TMZ reported.

Frances Bean Cobain is the sole child of Kurt Cobain and 52-year-old musician, actress, and visual artist Courtney Michelle Love, who is most well-known for being the frontwoman of 90’s alternative rock band Hole. Frances Bean Cobain secretly married Silva in 2014 after being with him for five years; they got divorced in March 2016.

If you need to file a divorce petition, and you need legal representatives to handle the arbitration and mediation in the dissolution of your marriage, our committed and competent legal team at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas can help you. Call our offices today at (817) 335-9600.


Dennis Quaid’s wife petitions divorce for the second time

Sixty-two-year-old actor Dennis William Quaid and his wife, real estate broker Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, are in the process of divorcing.

Buffington-Quaid filed divorce papers in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, June 28, citing irreconcilable differences and requesting spousal support.

In a joint statement given to TMZ, the couple said, “After careful consideration, we have decided to end our 12-year marriage. The decision was made amicably and with mutual respect toward one another. We will always remain great friends and devoted partners in raising our children.”

Buffington-Quaid had formerly filed a divorce petition in March 2012 in Texas but she withdrew the request two months later. She and Quaid are parents of twins, eight-year-old Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace.

Quaid was formerly married to 54-year-old actress Margaret Mary Emily Anne “Meg” Hyra, professionally known as Meg Ryan, with whom he shares custody of their 24-year-old son Jack, from 1991 to 2001.

When considering filing for divorce, it is essential for one to have a well-experienced lawyer on their side who can provide guidance during intricate proceedings and who supports the client’s best interests. Our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC are dedicated to assisting you as you make your journey toward the next stage of your life with as much speed, understanding, and discretion as possible. Call our Fort Wort, Texas offices today at (817) 335-9600.


How social media can influence divorce cases

If an individual going through a divorce reveals information about a new job or a big bonus via email or text message, the information can be used as evidence that the individual was not entirely truthful about financial assets. Information that has not been divulged prior to the discovery of the electronic message, such as an email or text message, can be admitted in court and can be subpoenaed.

Posting on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, can be detrimental to a lying husband or wife. If one posts about a new job or expensive vacation while filing for alimony in court, the post can be discovered by the opposing attorneys and lead to a denied request.

The attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC are here to protect the interests of Fort Worth families, especially during divorces. Ending a marriage is often an emotional and trying time for all family members involved. If you are in need of a competent, aggressive, and compassionate divorce lawyer, call our offices today at (817) 335-9600.


Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin officially divorced

Forty-three-year-old American actress Gwyneth Paltrow and 39-year-old Coldplay front man Chris Martin officially ended their 12-year marriage after a judge in Los Angeles signed their divorce petition on Thursday, July 14.

The judge did not provide much detail about the divorce agreement, but it was clear that neither Martin nor Paltrow are obligated to pay the other spousal support. Paltrow and Martin tied the knot in December 2003. They share two children together, 12-year-old Apple, who was born in London, and 10-year-old Moses, who was born in New York. The former couple made a public announcement in March 2014 that they planned on separating, a process they described as “conscious uncoupling”. The announcement first appeared on Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop.

Family legal matters are sensitive and usually leave a lasting impact on one’s life, family, and financial stability. If you are planning on entering a family law litigation process, get in touch with our Fort Worth divorce lawyers at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600. We can ensure you will have a compassionate shoulder to lean on and protected legal interests during this difficult time in your life.


Texas currently experiencing shortage of foster homes

A shortage of foster homes in the state of Texas left over two dozen children statewide to spend at least two nights sleeping in state offices in April 2016. In March, 42 children stayed the night in a child welfare office. New figures on where the state houses children were first reported by the Austin-American Statesman.

A representative from the Austin-based non-profit organization Texans Care for Children said that if there were fewer caseloads, more time would be allocated to finding more appropriate shelters for children. United States District Judge Janis Graham Jack said the fact that there are 30,000 children in homes and institutional settings makes the system “broken”, and that it is “especially true for those labeled permanent wards of the state” who “almost uniformly leave state custody more damaged than when they entered.” For his part, Family and Protective Services commissioner John Specia said, “Every failure hurts and must be scrutinized so we can learn.”

At The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, we handle family law and family law-related issues including adoption, child custody, and child support in Fort Worth and other areas in Texas. Contact our attorneys by calling our offices today at (817) 335-9600 to learn more about what we can do for you.


Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

Thirty-year-old actress Amber Heard filed for divorce from 52-year-old actor Johnny Depp II on Monday, May 23  after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

The pair has already been involved in a legal dispute with Australia’s deputy prime minister, who in 2015 threatened to euthanize the couple’s Yorkshire terriers – Boo and Pistol – after they were illegally smuggled into the country. Heard and Depp posted a videotaped apology and neither individual was convicted. Depp was previously married to the now 58-year-old Lori Allison (1983-1986) and had a 14-year (1998-2012) relationship with 43-year-old French singer, model, and actress Vanessa Paradis.

The mission of the attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC is to protect families in Fort Worth and other areas of Texas by ensuring that the interests of families are well-protected and upheld. If you have a family legal case that you need our help with, reach out to a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (817) 335-9600.


Gwen Stefani meets up with Gavin Rossdale after last year’s divorce

Forty-six-year-old singer, songwriter, and fashion designer Gwen Stefani was seen meeting with her ex-husband, 51-year-old English musician Gavin Rossdale on Thursday, May 12 in Beverly Hills, looking visibly sad and uncomfortable. Stefani and Rossdale were divorced in 2015.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Stefani, front-woman for the band No Doubt and former vocal coach on NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice, was visibly agitated as she drove her car away from the 45-minute meeting with Rossdale, front-man of the English rock band Bush. Rossdale has a net worth of $35 million while Stefani has a net worth of $120 million. The pair still share custody of their three boys.

The attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas know that going through a divorce is a difficult thing for all parties involved. That is why we have a comprehensive legal strategy that can help make a divorce proceeding more agreeable. Seek the legal advice and representation of a qualified member of our legal team by contacting us at (817) 335-9600.


Woman accused of injuring child resumes imprisonment after violating terms of bond

Twenty-four-year-old Brownwood resident Dedra Crider, who was indicted in 2014 for allegedly hurting her infant son, was ordered back to prison by Brown County Court-at-Law Judge Sam Moss, who is the sitting judge of the 35th District Court, after Crider violated the terms of her bond.

Moss had Crider rearrested on Thursday, April 21 and increased her bail from $25,000 to $75,000. This ruling came after it was found by officials that Crider had not only been using marijuana and methamphetamine, but also leaving her home while under house arrest.

Crider received an indictment in November 2014 for allegedly hurting her infant son by “shaking the child or throwing the child or causing blunt force trauma”. Said infant was taken from her custody when he was five-months-old, court records showed.

Loving and caring adoptive parents can help children, who have been rescued from traumatic situations caused by their biological parents, resume a normal and productive life. If you plan on adopting a child, the experienced attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas can provide essential legal assistance during the adoption process. Please call our offices today at (817) 335-9600 to speak to one of our skilled team members.


Appeals court finds a suit affecting parent-child relationship cannot be separated from the divorce suit

On Aug. 18, 2015, a trial court separated a divorce suit from the suit affecting the parent-child relationship at the request of the wife involved in the divorce proceeding. She claimed her request was due to her need to buy a house, telling the court that she could not proceed as long as the divorce was pending.

Under the Texas Family Code, if those involved with a divorce proceeding are parents of a child who is not under the continuing jurisdiction of another court, the divorce petition must have a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.

The Dallas Court of Appeals understands that under the Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 41, a trial court has wide discretion in ruling on a motion to sever a suit affecting a parent-child relationship from a divorce suit. However, the appeals court found on Wednesday, April 6, that severing an SAPCR from the divorce suit negates provisions mandated by the family code, and thereby ruled that the severance was an abuse of indiscretion.

Our attorneys at The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, know that divorce is an extremely complicated process, and we are here to make this as easy and understandable for you and your family. To learn more about what our dedicated, caring attorneys can do for you, contact our Fort Worth legal team today by calling (817) 335-9600.