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.
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.”
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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.”
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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.
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The year 2016 was packed with some of the most controversial and shocking celebrity divorces of all time.
Among these divorces is actor and producer Brad Pitt, 53, and actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie. 41. Their split was a surprise because they did not break up because of a third party, as many Hollywood couples seem to do, but because of differences in parenting styles. The two have six children – some adopted from third-world countries in Asia and Africa. Jolie was the one who initiated the divorce, claiming the reason she filed for divorce was “for the health of the family.”
Forty-one-year-old actress and model Drew Barrymore and her actor husband Will Koppelman of “The Intern” and “Friendly Fire” fame separated more amicably, making us see that friendship after divorce is possible.
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Laura Van Winkle, the wife of 48-year-old Robert Matthew van Winkle, recently filed for divorce in Palm Beach, Florida. Her husband is known professionally as rapper Vanilla Ice, singer of the 1991 hit song ‘Ice Ice Baby.’ The filing comes after almost 20 years of marriage. a report from Entertainment Tonight showed.
The Van Winkles married in 1997 and have two daughters together, Dusti Rain and KeeLee Breeze. Vanilla Ice is a Grammy-nominated artist who recently returned to the limelight when he competed on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. His partner was professional Latin and ballroom dancer Witney Carson. Van Winkle wished Carson a happy birthday on Instagram one day before his wife filed for divorce.
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A judge in Galveston, Texas ruled two years ago that Winnie Stacey Alwazzan should receive $416 million in her divorce from estranged husband Isa Alwazzan, a legal notice recently published in the Galveston Daily News showed.
The divorce was so quiet that there is a possibility that even Isa did not know of it, Winnie said. Isa has lived in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the past several years. In early 2016, Winnie’s attorneys tried to freeze almost $4 million from the proceeds of Isa’s family company, which is based in Bahrain. This move caused their divorce case to be dismissed this year, especially due to motions forwarded by Isa’s attorneys that Winnie had been court-shopping.
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Twenty-eight-year-old Rebecca Liddicoat, the estranged wife of 26-year-old Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III, wants her estranged husband to pay her attorneys fees during their divorce proceedings.
According to entertainment news network TMZ, Liddicoat filed her response to Griffin’s divorce petition in Texas during the first week of October. She was married to Griffin for three years. Liddicoat did not make a specific comment as to the matters of child custody and property division, but she reiterated that Griffin divorced her unexpectedly. Griffin filed for divorce from Liddicoat on Sept. 7, 2016. He is now in a relationship with 23-year-old Florida State University student and heptathlete Grete Sadeiko.
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Apparently, Robert Griffin III is absolutely positive his marriage is coming to an end. To illustrate how serious Griffin is about the divorce, Griffin has tattooed the name of his current flame, 23-year-old Estonian heptathlete Grete Sadeiko, on his arm.
In the divorce papers, Griffin said he wants his former spouse, Rebecca Liddicoat, to have full custody of their one-year-old daughter, but he already offered to pay child support. TMZ revealed from court documents they uncovered that the “marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between petitioner and respondent that destroy the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”
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When a couple divorces during their golden years, it may be harder for them financially speaking. Here are some things to consider when navigating a divorce becomes a crucial part of your retirement.
You should hire legal professionals to determine the value of your assets and viable income streams. Also, one should consider moving out of the marital house, because moving to a smaller dwelling might actually be cheaper and a better option in the long run, Texas family law attorney Janice Green said.
One should also plan for retirement, especially since there are fewer years for earning money. Also, update contributions to retirement accounts and put more money into savings accounts. Healthcare should also be a priority and at the top of the list for people divorcing at a late age. Figure out how to pay for health insurance since a person with no health insurance can face problems later.
Our divorce lawyers at Alexander & Associates provide legal services for our clients in Denton and other areas of Texas. We have handled a wide variety of family law matters and can help you through issues such as child support, child custody, and divorce, among others. Call our offices today at (972) 420-6560 to discuss your situation.