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May 2016 Archives

Custody battle continues for Ciara and Future

Texas fans of entertainers Future and Ciara may have followed their tumultuous relationship and subsequent custody battle. Their son, Future Zahir Wilhelm, reached his second birthday in May, and Ciara has filed for sole custody of the child. In an effort to keep Future from talking about her or discussing their son on social media, she has also filed a $15 million defamation suit.

5 important steps you should take before filing divorce

Divorce can be a painful process for many couples, both emotionally and financially. Many times, one or both spouses will put off the decision to seek a divorce until the very last minute. However, if it appears that your marriage is over and divorce is imminent, it is important for you to protect yourself. Your spouse will probably no longer have your best interests at heart so you must take the initiative to prepare for this complex legal process. At little upfront preparation on your part will make this painful process go a little smoother.

Rapper ordered to pay $825,000 plus lawyer fees

Texas music fans may be interested to hear that rapper Master P has been ordered to pay his former wife $825,000. The money is to be used to pay back child support as well as back spousal support. In addition, the payment will secure future support obligations. His former wife claimed that the rapper paid no child support although is still raising their younger children.

Kaley Cuoco divorce settled after months of negotiations

Texas residents have probably heard that the divorce of actress Kaley Cuoco and her husband became official May 6 after nine months of negotiations. Details of the settlement include Cuoco agreeing to pay her former husband $165,000 in two separate installments in addition to paying legal fees of up to $55,000 related to the divorce. She also agreed to pay $10,000 for other outstanding legal fees.

Financial protection during divorce

Texas couples who are thinking about ending their marriages should consider the resulting financial implications. The legal aspects of divorce may be costly, and the expenses of setting up a new household as well as child or spousal support payments can be high as well. The first step that people in this situation may want to take is to gather up as much documentation as possible about their financial situation. This should include passwords for online accounts as well as account numbers. They should photocopy any documents and take photographs of possessions in the house.

Divorce and pet custody

There are many Texas married couples in Texas that own cats or dogs. In fact, a survey by the American Pet Products Association found that about two-thirds of U.S. households have a pet. When a couple goes through a divorce, pet custody can be one of the most important negotiation topics.