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States with the largest number of amicable divorces

According to a study conducted by online divorce form preparation service Completecase.com, Oklahoma has the second largest number of amicable divorces in the United States.

The study further noted that other states with more or less cordial divorce proceedings were Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, Kansas, Delaware, and Texas.

On the other hand, the states which listed the most number of disagreeable divorces were Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Wyoming, Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, New Hampshire, Nebraska, and Tennessee.

The findings were calculated by tallying the number of couples in each state who made a note online that their divorce proceedings were amicable.

If you need legal representation for your family legal case in Denton or other areas in Texas such as divorce, child custody, or spousal support, seek the legal help of our attorneys at Alexander & Associates. Get in touch with a member of our legal team today by calling our offices at (972) 420-6560.


Texas man paid child support for 13 years, proves child was not his

Houston resident Willie Carson has finally been able to release himself from parental responsibility and child support after 13 years, now that Texas courts allow DNA testing as admissible evidence.

Texas law has recently accepted DNA evidence in court to terminate parental rights, a newly approved amendment to the system. Carson does not have to continue to pay child support going forward, but Texas regulations stipulate that, even after parental rights are terminated, that does not release the party from paying former debts. This means Carson will have to still pay back child support to the tune of $21,000 for a child that is not biologically his. There is currently no system in place to compensate a party in Texas who was erroneously ordered to pay child support.

The experienced and aggressive attorneys with Alexander & Associates can fight for your rights and work to ensure that this does not happen to you. Call our Denton offices at (972) 420-6560 to discuss the particulars of your case today.


Cost of wedding may influence chances of divorce

A recent study done by economic professors at Emory University suggested that couples who opt for a more affordable wedding are more likely to stay together than their counterparts who celebrated a more lavish union, KTRE 9 reported on January 11.

According to the study, couples whose weddings cost more than $20,000 are 3.5 times more likely to file for divorce from each other than those whose weddings cost less. The researches assessed data relating to 3,000 people in the U.S. This may be due to an increased financial burden on the newly wed couple.

The attorneys of Alexander & Associates know that the reasons for divorce are complex and different for each family. If you are considering divorce or need assistance with a different family legal matter in Denton, our legal team can offer you competent legal advice on your best course of action. Call our offices at (940) 320-9561 today to speak with a compassionate divorce attorney.


Man charged with murder for shooting estranged wife

Forty-year-old Irving resident Daniel Fink was indicted on a murder charge on November 21 by a Denton County grand jury for allegedly shooting and killing his estranged wife, 50-year-old Aide Fink, the Denton Record-Chronicle reported.

According to Flower Mound police, Daniel shot Aide at her house in the 3300 block of Heather Glen Drive after midnight on September 25. He is now currently detained in county jail on a $1 million bond.

Captain Richard Brooks said Aide filed for a divorce petition on Aug. 4, 2014 and was seeking custody of their three children – 16-year-old and eight-year-old sons and an 11-year-old daughter.

Brooks said all three children were inside the house at the time of the shooting, and the 16-year-old son was the person who called the police.

The attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Lewisvile realize that legal issues that concern the welfare of your family are quite sensitive; our compassionate legal team has the experience and compassion to work on your behalf for your rights and interests. Call our offices today at (972) 420-6560.


Divorce celebrations a rising trend

Divorce parties have become an interesting way to put a positive spin on an often emotional and life-changing event, the Wisconsin State Journal reported on June 18.

Event planners, lawyers, academics, and bakers have attested to the rise of these incidents, noting that these celebrations often feature cakes with weapon-wielding brides as decorations or sport black frosting decoration. Carl’s Cakes and Market Street Diner general manager Deb Riphahn said the cakes they feature in the shop are either choc-full of dark themes, like murder, or represent themes of freedom, with cakes reading “just divorced” instead of “just married,” or “free at last.”

Golden Gate University marketing professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz said this recent trend is part of a larger movement of Americans celebrating every facet of their lives, good or bad. This includes a rise in coming out parties, cancer-free celebrations, or pet birthdays.

If you are dealing with a family issue such as divorce, the sensitive attorneys at Alexander & Associates in Denton can walk you through your legal options. Call our offices today at (972) 420-6560 to learn how we may represent you.


University study chronicles divorce statistics

According to research results released by Baylor University’s Council on Contemporary Families, couples who are non-religious have a lower recorded divorce rate.

The study, which examines shifts in United States marriages within the past 50 years, revealed that white conservative Protestants and black Protestants have sought divorces at higher rates than people who are not affiliated with a religious group. The study examined couples whose legal status was recognized by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Divorce is almost never the intended outcome of a marriage, however if you are going through divorce proceedings, you could benefit from the help of a family lawyer. The attorneys at Alexander & Associates provide legal advice for Denton people. Contact our offices at (972) 420-6560 to speak with a member of our team.