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July 2014
The founder of a major Chicago hedge firm has filed for divorce from his wife of 11 years. The divorce filing indicated that the couple is separating due to irreconcilable differences. The pair has three young children together. Kenneth C. Griffin is the founder of Citadel LLC, a Chicago-based hedge fund reportedly worth approximately $20...
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Texas residents involved in a divorce proceeding are often surprised by how complicated the process is regarding spousal support, or alimony. The two types of alimony in Texas are spousal maintenance payments, which are ordered by the court, and contractual alimony. Laws regarding spousal maintenance were first enacted in 1995. In order to quality for...
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Does using Facebook make you more likely to divorce? Recent research suggests it may. According to a study published recently in Computers and Human Behavior, people who identify as heavy social-media users are twice as likely as non-users to consider leaving their spouses. Whether or not Facebook and other social networking sites actually increase the...
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Fort Worth residents who choose to divorce will sometimes have difficult and unforeseen situations arise as they attempt to divide a family home or other marital property. For example, it can come to pass that the house is awarded to one ex-spouse, but the mortgage and financing remain the responsibility of both ex-spouses. This can...
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Celebrity couples have been getting a lot of press lately for their amicable breakups. Perhaps the most notable among these couples is actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her ex-husband Chris Martin, who coined the term “conscious uncoupling.” Other celebrities have followed suit, including actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr, who announced their divorce earlier this...
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In the past it was often assumed that mothers were in a better position to care for their children than fathers. As a result, mothers were far more likely than fathers to be granted custody of their children in divorce cases. In recent decades, however, those assumptions have begun to give way to a broader...
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For Texas residents who are approaching retirement, a divorce can be difficult and involve the division of substantial marital assets. Those who are going through a later-life divorce like this should keep a few things in mind during the asset division process. The general rule for property division in a divorce is that any marital...
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People in Texas who are embarking on a divorce may be having a hard time separating their emotions from the legal proceedings. Many times, individuals will spend more money fighting to keep a particular piece of property than they would have lost if they had simply agreed to a property settlement that they did not...
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Texas parents may be interested in the child custody issues that one professional basketball player is facing. He is arguing that he should have sole custody of the child should a paternity test confirm that he is the child’s father. On May 1, a New York woman claims to have given birth to the child...
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A father in Texas who is embroiled in a child support case was taken into custody in June in order to begin a six-month jail sentence. He had allegedly fallen behind on his child support payments and owed more than $3,000. The man showed up to the Harris County civil courthouse to start his sentence....
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