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Asset Division as Taught by the Brangelina Split

The Pitts – 41-year-old actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt and 52-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt – have an estimated net worth of $400 million. Jolie has an estimated net worth of $140 million and Pitt has an estimated net worth of $240 million, according to CNBC.

Division of their massive assets can prove complex. Jolie filed for divorce last Monday, September 19 in Los Angeles Superior Court in California from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for full custody of their six children. Jolie is not asking for spousal support in her divorce filing.

Couples who take residence in several states can choose which residence they want to claim as their primary residence and which state they want to file for divorce. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers President Joslin Davis,  picking one state over the other can make a big difference when it comes to gaining favorable ground in matters such as asset division.

Our divorce attorneys at Alexander & Associates provide legal services for our clients in Lewisville and other areas of Texas. We handle family law cases that cover child custody, adoption, and divorce, among other legal matters. Call our offices today at (972) 420-6560 to discuss your case and learn what we can do for you.

When your ex wants to move your kids out of state

One of the major concerns of any divorced parent is that his or her ex-spouse will decide to move out of state and take the children with them. This obviously threatens your relationship with your children, as you won’t be able to get to them as quickly as your once were. In this situation, your best option will be to seek our a family law attorney to help you take steps to prevent your children from being moved away from you.

Before a divorced parent can do anything that may violate a court-ordered parenting plan, he or she must prepare and submit a written notice to the other parent as well as the court. This notice must be delivered at least 60 days prior to enacting the violation, meaning you should get this notice at least two months before your ex moves away. The notice should include the following information:

  • Address and phone number of the new residence
  • Reason for the move
  • Proposed parenting schedule

Usually, a judge will make determinations in these situations based on which parent has primary custody. If custody is split, a judge will look at other factors before ruling.

At Alexander & Associates, we make it our priority to fight for what is best for you and your family. We want you to know that we can represent you in a variety of cases, and we will devote our experience and skill to protecting your interests. Call us today at (972) 420-6560 to discuss your case.

Affleck and Garner file for divorce after 10 years of marriage

After ten years of marriage, actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced their divorce, according to USA Today on June 30.

In a statement, Affleck and Garner said they “go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting [their] children whose privacy [they] ask to be respected during this difficult time.”

The first event that Affleck and Garner attended as a couple was the Boston Red Sox World series games in October 2004. Six months later, Affleck proposed on Garner’s 33rd birthday.

The couple lives in Brentwood, California and had three children together – nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, and three-year-old Samuel.

The Denton legal team at Alexander & Associates understands that divorce is a complicated time. With our experience and resources, however, we can get you through this process as smoothly as possible. Call our offices at (972) 420-6560 today to discuss your needs and learn more about our services.

NPO encourages passage of equal parenting bill in Texas

With Father’s Day celebration just ended, National Parents Organization board member and Texas resident Robert Franklin encouraged state residents to ask their congressmen or congresswomen to vote for the equal parenting bill that will be presented in the state legislature in the coming legislative session, the Victoria Advocate reported on June 20.

Many other courts have taken this route, which would discourage the tendency to award a mother sole custody of their children. The NPO cites studies that say that children do best when both parents remain involved in his or her life.

Child custody issues can be the most difficult part of a divorce, as the results of a custody agreement affects the lives of parents and children for years to come. If you need representation or arbitration for child custody issues, the legal team at Alexander & Associates may provide their compassionate, diligent services. Call our offices in Denton at (972) 420-6560 today to learn more..

Florida Rep. Alan Grayson seeks custody of his four children

In papers filed during the last week of May in a Florida divorce court, U.S. Florida representative Alan Mark Grayson asked for permission to get child custody of his four children, aged 10-16, due to his former spouse’s “bizarre, aggressive, and inappropriate” behavior, the Daily Mail reported on June 2.

In a divorce filing in May, Lolita Grayson noted that both she and Alan had accumulated significant wealth during their 29 years of being together and 24 years of marriage. Lolita Grayson requested alimony, as she is a stay at home mother and could not cover her expenses without support.

In a separate court filing made by Alan Grayson during the last week of May, he asked permission from the court to allow him to obtain his possessions from the house he formerly shared with Lolita without prior notice, and for the incident to be videotaped while he was accompanied by police officers.

Every parent wants only his children’s best interests at heart. Due to the complicated and contentious nature of child custody disputes, it is critical that you enlist an experienced attorney who will work tirelessly on behalf of you and your children’s rights and interests. Call the Denton legal team at Alexander & Associates by dialing (972) 420-6560 today.

Chris Brown contests child support amount, stops paying it

Entertainment news network TMZ’s sources reported that 26-year-old hip-hop recording artist Chris Brown has stopped fulfilling his child support obligations to former model Nia Guzman for their baby, Royalty.

According to the sources, Guzman requested $15,000 a month, which is when Brown stopped paying.

According to TMZ, Brown has been paying Guzman $2,500 a month for child support, but he stopped fulfilling his obligation in March due to the extreme demands for more money.

According to reports, Guzman plans to file a complaint requesting back payments and an increase in the monthly child support. Currently, she and the baby are living in Texas.

The attorneys at Alexander & Associates know that child custody and child support issues can be stressful, as the agreements decided upon will affect you and your child’s lives for years to come. For experienced legal advice and representation during the legal aspects of your child custody or child support agreement, call us at (972) 420-6560 today.

Suggestions for a healthy divorce

Nowadays, it is all too common to encounter a child whose parents have separated or even divorced; because children are often involved, it is important to proceed with a divorce as mindfully as possible, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported on February 16.

Should you become one of the people undergoing a divorce procedure, make sure that you and your former spouse put the welfare of your children as a top priority.

Some suggestions along the same vein include setting agreed-upon boundaries for your children, refusing to allow your children to speak poorly about the other parent, and maintaining good communication about your children with your former partner.

Every divorce is unique, and the compassionate attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Denton may work to protect your rights and interests in your particular circumstances. Call our offices at (972) 420-6560 today to discuss your situation with an experienced divorce attorney from our practice.

Husband arrested in connection to murder of family

Jonathan Camacho was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife and three children, Friday, January 16th, according to reports by dailyjournal.com.

Police investigators said deputies responded twice to emergency calls on the Sunday night of January 11 to a residence in Port Lavaca, Texas, the night before the bodies of 23-year-old Dulce Cumpean-Camacho and her three children – four-year-old Zavier, one-year-old Sierra, and three-month-old Faith were found inside the house. The emergency calls had been of a child custody nature, the detectives said.

Calhoun County Sheriff George Aleman said the bodies were found after firefighters extinguished a fire the early Monday morning of January 12 at the one-room shed that the family lived in. A statement released Thursday, January 15 said that the cause of death was stabbing. Camacho was arrested soon after.

Time is critical in cases of domestic violence or heated child custody disputes. Our legal team at Alexander & Associates can fight to ensure that your rights are upheld and safety measures are enforced. Get on touch with us today at (972) 420-6560 today.

Paula Patton files for divorce from Robin Thicke

Thirty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter Robin Thicke received a divorce petition from his wife, 38-year-old actress Paula Patton, after being separated from each other for eight months, CNN reported on October 9.

The divorce petition was filed in Los Angeles and cited “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason for the petition.

Thicke made several public apologies to Patton prior to the filing of the divorce petition and even released a seventh studio album on June 30 titled Paula, an album that served as a tribute to his estranged wife. One single was even entitled, “Get Her Back.”

Thicke and Patton had known and dated each other since they were teenagers and eventually got married in 2005. They publicly announced their split and their decision to co-parent their four-year-old son Julian Fuego in February.

Divorce can be an emotionally stressful time, but with the help of our attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Denton, the divorce process can be taken care of with expediency and discreetness that allows both parties to move on as smoothly as possible. Call our offices today at 972-420-6560 to set up an appointment with us.

Divorce Tips for an Amicable Split

Huffington Post writer John McElhenney outlined his experiences with divorce and how to maintain an amicable relationship with your ex-spouse through it all, especially if you have kids.

First, the welfare of the children should be considered the most important. The money always comes second. In Texas, 85 percent of divorce cases end up with the mom getting physical custody of the children and the father receiving non-custodial status, which usually means he must pay child support and the child’s health insurance. Although you may not agree on exactly how to divide shared assets and debts, remember that the children are more important than the money, and it’s important not to become contentious over small matters.

Last of all, McElhenney stresses that it is the attitude of the parents that will determine how the divorce goes and how the children will react to it.

The attorneys at Alexander & Associates understand the complications that can surround a divorce and are dedicated to helping our clients through the process as smoothly as possible. To discuss your situation, call our Denton offices at (972) 420-6560 today.