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Robert Griffin III’s estranged wife asks him to pay attorney’s fees

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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Receiving alimony in Texas

Alimony, otherwise referred to as spousal maintenance, is not commonly ordered in Texas. There are, however, instances in which a judge will order spousal maintenance payments. If a spouse has been convicted of domestic violence charges within two years of a divorce petition, the convicted spouse may be ordered to pay spousal maintenance. Another situation where spousal maintenance may be warranted is when a couple has been married for ten years or longer and the spouse requesting alimony has proven need.

Factors that a judge will consider when deciding whether or not to mandate spousal maintenance include:

  • Effort by the spouse requesting payments to maintain employment
  • The financial resources of both spouses and especially the one requesting spousal support
  • Emotional and physical well-being of the spouse
  • Age of the spouse and duration of the marriage
  • The education and skills a spouse possesses or may need to develop to gain employment

 

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Hamm divorce could affect energy industry

A divorce case between American oil magnate Harold Hamm and his wife Sue Ann could impact one of the world’s largest energy companies, Oklahoma-based Continental Resources, Inc., of which Harold is founder, chairman, and CEO, the Dallas Business Journal reported on September 2.

Sue Ann filed for divorce in May 2012 and is seeking between $3 billion and $6 billion from the nearly $17 billion acquired by Harold during their 26-year marriage.

Should the court rule in favor of Sue Ann, Harold could face the difficult decision of selling shares in Continental to afford the award. This decision would affect not only the company, but also the American energy industry as a whole.

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