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.

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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.

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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.