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April 2013 Archives

The trouble with property divisions for celebrities

Although her claim to fame may be less than obvious, recently Kim Kardashian has been in the news for her ongoing divorce from ex husband and NBA star Kris Humphries. The now-separated couple is infamous for having a longer divorce than marriage. The couple was married in 2011, but split up 72 days later. After a 1 and a half year divorce, the couple has at last finalized their divorce. However, the shocking length has left many Montgomery residents wondering - what took so long?

Fathers going through divorce should separate with wife, not kids

For many Montgomery dads, their children are the most important part of their lives. The unconditional love between a father and his child is something that no one can disrupt but can be hindered by the divorce process. Many dads are finding their father's rights stolen after a harsh divorce. With nearly half of marriages ending in divorce, numerous fathers are worried about child custody and losing the right to see their kids.

Father's rights being abused for returning soldiers?

Some of America's bravest men have fought in the military, many of them from Montgomery. Often times with the military, fathers will have to leave their wives and children for an extended period of time. Many of the soldiers returning home are expecting kisses from their spouse, but, instead, they are getting divorce papers. Several of these returning soldiers are having difficulty achieving father's rights when they are back stateside. One week before a man serving in the army came home, he received a text from his wife demanding a divorce.

Powerball winner pays off $30,000 child support debt

If given the chance to be extremely lucky for just one thing, just about every Montgomery resident would use that luck on a Powerball ticket. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510, not very likely at all. Many individuals would compare those odds to the chance of a divorce occurring in their marriage, but, unfortunately, in today's society, every marriage has a near 50 percent chance of failing.

Powerball winner can finally pay off back child support debt

Seeing the outlandishly high Powerball jackpot has tempted many Montgomery residents to buy copious numbers of lottery tickets in the hopes of winning the large jackpot. Many people often fantasize about what they would do if they won. Imagine never having to work again and being able to afford just about anything within reason. One could hire Morgan Freeman to read them bedtime stories or hire Garth Brooks to perform at a backyard barbeque. For one man, paying off his near $30,000 child support debt would be the first thing he would do if he won.

Child custody a major battle for 'Game of Thrones' star

Many Montgomery residents are familiar with the hit show "Game of Thrones," which returned to TV for its third season a few weeks ago. The show has reached record ratings, but for one cast member, divorce proceedings reportedly have caused a financial crisis. Lena Headey, better known as Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, allegedly claims that she has less than five dollars in her bank account as a result of ongoing divorce proceedings from Irish musician Peter Loughran. The couple is also facing a child custody dispute over their 2-year-old son.

Multi-billion dollar assets likely to lead to large divorce settlement

"Honey, who gets to keep the oil business?" Most Montgomery couples going through divorce are unlikely to ask this question but for billionaire Harold Hamm, dividing up his 68 percent share in Continental Resources could potentially make his divorce one of the most expensive in the world. The oil giant and his second wife, Sue Ann Hamm, have decided to call it quits after 25-years of marriage.

Determining fathers' rights in divorce

Many Montgomery residents will face divorce at some point in their life. With over half of all American weddings ending in divorce, it is a trend that continues to negatively affect the public. Divorce is usually the toughest on children, especially when the father figure is left out of custody. Very few fathers would prefer to cut their children out of their life. In today's family law courts, fathers' rights are becoming more relevant in deciding which spouse will be the primary conservator or custodian of the children.

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