To many Texans, the thought of Islamic Koranic law (also known as "Sharia Law") or any other law based upon a specific religion or the laws of another country taking over the state's courts seems far-fetched. To others, however, it seems to be a real concern.
A nearly $1 billion divorce settlement sounds like a win to most people. However, when you're talking about oil money, it's a different story. That's why Sue Ann Hamm is reportedly considering appealing the ruling that ordered her now-former husband, oil billionaire Harold Hamm, to pay her $972 million. Under the ruling, Hamm is to pay $323 million to his former wife before the first of the year, and then $7 million each month until the balance is paid. That's just the cash. She's also getting two properties totaling almost $20 million and the couple's livestock, among other assets.
The fallout from the release of an audiotape in which actor Stephen Collins allegedly admits to sexually molesting underage girls has harmed the former "7th Heaven" star's career so much that he is no longer able to afford his spousal support payments. That's what the actor's attorney has told the court hearing his divorce case as well as the press.
Unless you have no child custody or spousal/child support agreements as part of your divorce and you and your spouse divide up your things and go your separate ways, you will likely need some additional legal assistance down the road regarding the terms of your divorce. Our firm can help clients enforce those terms as well as modify them if necessary.
A same-sex couple in Tarrant County, Texas, is trying to end their marriage, each by different means. Just how the couple, who married in 2010 in New Hampshire, end their marriage would impact their individual financial futures.
Child support is a legal obligation for those ordered to pay it. When people don't make child support payments in full and on time, children and those caring for them can suffer greatly. Thanks to one sheriff's office and the state attorney general, 16 people recently learned that Texas takes child support seriously.
A once popular singing couple, known as the Captain and Tennille, have decided to end their decades long marriage. The two were most popular in the 1970s with songs focused on how love would "keep us together." Evidently, those days are gone.
Family law issues such as child and spousal support are not limited to married couples. Unmarried couples may have children together over which difficult problems arise, and in some cases, the dispute is over having children to begin with. In a case involving a professional football player, one woman is alleging he took actions to encourage her to abort their child. She is now filing a lawsuit for damages and expenses.
The acrimonious divorce between actor Terrence Howard and his estranged wife has gotten even more bitter now that a judge has ordered him to give her $50,000 until they meet again in court in April.
Divorcing couples in Texas have a lot of decisions ahead of them. Among the most contentious of those decisions is child custody. Often, both parents feel that they should receive full custody. This emotional topic can cause some parents to take matters into their own hands, as in this recent case.