Ex-Wife of Hospital Founder Seeks $400,000 per Month in Divorce Settlement

Alicia Stephenson, ex-wife of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s founder, is seeking a hefty divorce settlement of $400,000 per month to maintain her current lifestyle. Her testimony sheds light on the nature of her debts, which includes hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawyer’s fees and taxes on her monthly maintenance.

The court officially finalized the messy divorce, which had a nine-year long legal process, but the former couple has yet to agree upon a financial settlement. Stephenson argues that she is entitled to the luxuries she had during her 18-year marriage, some of which include private jets, lavish parties, expensive vacations, household staff, and multiple homes. Part of her testimony revealed the various expenditures of her marriage, which she claims never had a financial cap. These items include expensive china, silverware, and crystals distributed throughout each of their many homes. Stephenson claimed that since the divorce, she had to live on limited funds compared to her living expenses during marriage. This has led to credit card debt and a struggle to obtain a loan for the purchase of a new 2017 Audi Q7.

Divorce can be a messy, drawn-out legal battle if both parties cannot agree on the terms of a settlement. However, obtaining a skilled, knowledgeable divorce attorney can make all the difference. If you are in need of counsel in light of an impending divorce, do not hesitate to contact the legal team at Alexander & Associates for effective representation by calling our Colleyville offices at (972) 420-6560.

Opposing views about no-fault divorce in Texas

Under the state law of Texas, married couples are allowed the option of undergoing a no-fault divorce to split amicably if they have no hope or reasonable expectation of ever reconciling. However, State Representative Matt Krause is hoping he can change things during the 85th Legislative Session, which started on Tuesday, January 10.

In an interview with the Star-Telegram, Krause said, “I don’t know if we don’t take our vows as seriously as we used to, but I think getting rid of the no-fault divorce piece of this may make folks concentrate on this a little harder before they enter into that relationship, or stick it out to where they can restore the relationship and the tough times in marriage.”

However, other legislators disagree with Krause. State Representative DeWayne Burns said “What we really need, instead of more laws, is for more people to be a living testimony to the importance of marriage as a cornerstone of our society. Jennifer and I would never presume to judge others as to how serious, or not serious, they take their vows to each other.”

Our attorneys at Alexander & Associates provide legal services to our clients in Lewisville, Denton, Frisco, and other areas in Texas. We will do everything in our power to ensure your best interests are met. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices at (972) 420-6560 to explore your legal options today.

Seven Spring heist suspects busted after police chase

Deputies in Spring, Texas recently arrested seven individuals they suspect were involved in an armed robbery at an IHOP restaurant on Wednesday, January 4, an article of Houston Patch reported.

Reports said authorities believed that the five men and two women they arrested might also have been responsible for the two previous IHOP and one Denny’s robbery incidents. Authorities were notified of the armed robbery incident that happened at FM 1960 and Cypress Station at around 12:30 am. The group reportedly seized valuables from the restaurant and customers. Though the two female suspects were easily apprehended, authorities had to use a helicopter and K9 units to find the five others. The suspects are expected to face felony aggravated robbery and evading arrest.

Facing aggravated robbery or any similar criminal charges are frightening, especially if you are not aware of your rights while in custody. Enlist a defense lawyer from Alexander & Associates in Lewisville today by calling (972) 420-6560 for your legal representation.

Cocaine discovered on DWI offender in Austin

Austin authorities recently apprehended a suspected intoxicated driver, who they later discovered possessed a quantity of cocaine, a January 4 article of CBS Austin reported.

According to reports, Florentino Herrera, 48, was pulled over by Austin Police at about 12:26 a.m. on New Year’s Eve after he was caught driving erroneously on North Lamar Boulevard. Herrera was also seen ignoring a traffic stop. Due to suspicions that Herrera was under the influence of alcohol, authorities transported him to jail. While on their way, authorities noticed Herrera attempting to destroy a substance, which they believe was cocaine. The suspected cocaine was reportedly hidden under the flab of his stomach. Herrera is currently facing third-degree felony DWI and a bond of $35,000 was imposed on him.

Facing a DWI charge could be frightening, especially if authorities found out that you possess illegal substances like cocaine. However, if you are in such situation, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to make sure your rights are protected while in custody. Call an attorney of the Alexander & Associates in Lewisville today at (972) 420-6560 to learn more about your options. We also provide legal defense to people in other parts of Texas like Denton and Frisco.

Bill seeks to make it tougher and more expensive to get divorced in Texas

Texas State Representative Matt Krause filed a bill that seeks to deter divorce in Texas by making it more time-consuming and expensive. Supposedly, the bill seeking to end the no-fault divorce option is meant to encourage couples to try harder to get their marriages to work and to protect the family unit.

After filing the bill, Krause said, “Marriage has been devalued over the past decades,” noting he thinks this trend is because of the presence of the no-fault option in divorces, which became legal in Texas in the 1970’s. “We’ve found that the current law has not produced the benefits it intended,” Krause said, referencing a report from the Heritage Foundation that showed children who were raised by married parents often benefit more than their counterparts who were raised by split parents.

However, many people disagree with the meaning of these statistics. For instance, domestic violence awareness organization PEACE Initiative Director Patricia Castillo said, “Living in an abusive home, even if it’s just two or three years, can do irreparable damage to a child.” She added that lawmakers who want to keep children in that environment “are either in denial or simply ignorant.”

Our attorneys at Alexander & Associates provide legal services for our clients throughout Denton, Tarrant, and Dallas counties. We will make sure your rights are protected and that your interests are upheld. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (972) 420-6560.

HGTV’s Flip or Floppers are divorcing

The stars of HGTV’s real estate reality show “Flip or Flop”, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, are reportedly divorcing after seven years of marriage.

In a joint statement they recently released, the El Moussas said, “Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage. We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution.”

The incident was reported by TMZ back in May about the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California response to a call made from the couple’s Yorba Linda home accompanied with reports of someone running away from the house with a firearm. According to Us Weekly, Tarek had carried the firearm to a nearby hiking trail “to blow off some steam” by hunting the nearby “mountain lions and rattlesnakes” and that he had no intention of hurting himself or others.

When they were interviewed about the secret of continuing to work together in an HGTV Insider video earlier in 2016, Christina said, “We don’t fight, we just bicker about decision making.”

If you are considering a divorce or you need to work through any other aspect of family law, you should employ the legal services of our attorneys at Alexander & Associates, who handle family law matters in Lewisville, Denton, Frisco, and other areas in Texas. Call our offices today at (972) 420-6560.

Football player Michael Floyd busted over DUI in Arizona

Professional football player Michael Floyd was recently apprehended in Arizona for driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants (DUI), which led to his dismissal from his team, an article of ESPN reported on December 14.

According to reports, aside from the DUI, Floyd was charged with failure to obey a police officer after the December 12 incident, in which he was found unresponsive behind the steering wheel while the engine of his vehicle was still running. Responding officers reported they needed to block Floyd’s vehicle from traffic before waking him up. Days after the arrest, the majority of officials for the Cardinals decided to terminate Floyd from the team.

The attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Lewisville understand people who have been arrested for DUI charges are likely to suffer from financial problems. However, if you arrested for driving drunk, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to make sure your interests are protected in the process. Find out how we can defend you today by calling (972) 420-6560.

Careful planning lightens the stress of divorce

A divorce takes its toll on both the emotions and the finances. Even when divorces are mutually agreed upon, the divorcing couple has to deal with the stress of legal proceedings with lawyers, not to mention paying them; coming up with a comprehensive plan to divide properties and assets; and thinking about how to go on in a newly-single life can lead anyone, especially the unprepared, to a nervous breakdown.

Uncontested divorces are the most affordable types of divorces. These are the types of proceedings wherein both parties just say what they’ve already discussed in front of an attorney who can navigate the paperwork for them, coming to a mutual understanding of terms without needing to go to court. But not all divorces, not even the majority, will end up being amicable or uncontested.

Even if one’s divorce is not uncontested, one can still navigate the waves of legal drama by investing in a competent and bright attorney who can be expected to craft plans and protect one’s interests.

Our attorneys at Alexander & Associates, who provide legal services to our clients throughout the Denton, Tarrant, and Dallas counties in Texas, handle family legal matters such as property division and divorce, among others. Seek the legal assistance of qualified members of our legal team by calling our offices today at (972) 420-6560.

Man apprehended for attacking spouse in Denton

Denton authorities recently apprehended a man after he attacked his spouse while armed with a knife, a report of Denton Record-Chronicle stated on Thursday, December 8.

Reports coming from Denton police revealed they responded to an incident related to domestic violence on December 7 in the 1800 block of Mohican Avenue involving a man and his spouse. The man, whose name was not released, was impaired by intoxicants when authorities found him in his backyard. Responding authorities decided to book the man at Denton City Jail because they believe he may cause harm to others if not detained. The name of the woman was withheld by authorities as well.

In the tough situation that law enforcers put you in custody, enlisting a skilled attorney is important. You want to have the best legal representation you need to protect your rights. Find out how a Lewisville defense attorney at Alexander & Associates can tirelessly work for you today by calling (972) 420-6560.

Divorce rumors surrounding Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed persist

Actor, model, and director Ian Somerhalder, 37, and his wife, 28-year-old actress, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter Nikki Reed have faced rumors of divorce ever since they married.

After The Vampire Diaries announced Nina Dobrev, Somerhalder’s ex, would be returning to the drama series for the eighth season, the rumors intensified. Another report circling the gossip mill is that Reed, amid the divorce allegations, is pregnant with her first baby with Somerhalder. Meanwhile, Somerhalder and Reed have refused to respond to the divorce rumors, but they do post sweet photographs and videos of each other on their social media accounts.

Our attorneys at Alexander & Associates provide legal services for our clients in Lewisville, Denton, Frisco, and other areas of Texas. We handle family legal cases involving child support, child custody and visitation, and divorce, among others. Call our offices at (972) 420-6560 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team and assess your options today.