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Move on with your life after divorce

To live a happy life, one should remember to let go of things bringing one down: regrets or actions that can no longer be undone, unhealthy life habits, and toxic relationships especially. One essential way of letting go of a failed marriage after a divorce is by moving on and focusing on living one’s own life rather than hanging on to the past by harboring ill feelings toward your ex-partner.

Seeking ways to make your own life better, more productive, and more worthwhile is how one should go about moving on from a divorce. Getting a new chance at life and at another relationship is a luxury others are not afforded, and you should jump at the chance of fulfilling it. Quit being miserable and dragging yourself down by making everything about your ex. Provide for yourself, and if you have children, provide for them, as best as you can.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in North Carolina frequently handle family law cases that involve child custody, child support, divorce, and alimony, among others. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (919) 833-1040.

Anthony Weiner asking Huma Abedin not to divorce him

Former United States Representative Anthony Weiner, 52, is reportedly asking his wife of almost seven years, Huma Abedin, 40, not to divorce him. Abedin worked as vice chairperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“They are actually getting on pretty well, and he and his friends are hoping that they might reconcile,” an unnamed source told the New York Post. After an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of a laptop that Weiner and Abedin shared, the agency also found e-mails from Clinton to Abedin, resulting in the FBI reopening an inquiry into Clinton’s private server. However, other sources said Weiner and Abedin were not getting back together. “A reconciliation is very unlikely,” another source added.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC are often able to negotiate agreements on family legal issues, such as property division, legal separation, and divorce, among others. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us by calling our Raleigh offices today at (919) 833-1040.

Facts About Shotgun Weddings

A recent study published in Demography showed shotgun marriages occur most often in demographic groups with lower overall marriage rates. As the name suggests, shotgun marriages, or midpregnancy marriages, happen after the woman conceives the child and before the child is born.

Researchers used administrative data in North Carolina on almost 800,000 white and black mothers, using birth, marriage, and divorce records between the years 1992 and 2012. The study found that among children born to married parents, shotgun marriages rose by 41% for white women with a high school diploma or less; 61% for black women with a high school diploma or less; 20% for all black mothers; 17% for white mothers under age 25; and 60% for black mothers under age 25.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC provide legal services for our clients in Raleigh and other areas in North Carolina. We handle family legal issues, such as divorce, child custody, and arbitration, among others. Call our offices today at (919) 833-1040 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.

Lack of family and financial planning can result in higher divorce expenses

Sometimes, it won’t happen until after a couple splits up that they will discover how expensive a divorce can be. To make matters worse, divorce proceedings can get a lot more complicated if there are valuable assets to be divided between them.

Entrepreneurs and business tycoons are known for having the most expensive divorces, amounting to millions of dollars. One of them is the divorce of hotel magnate Li Kin-Kan from his wife Florence Tsang-Chiu-Wing, which cost around $157 million. Kin-Kan asked Tsang-Chiu-Wing to perform an abortion; she refused. Subsequently, she learned that he was having an affair, thus ending their marriage that had started in 2008.

The settlement money was equivalent to 20% of Kin-Kan’s profits and was sealed under a new law that guaranteed a 50-50 split of assets. Furthermore, Judge John Sanders said that Tsang-Chiu-Wing was entitled to their yacht, as she should be afforded the same lifestyle as though they had never divorced.

If you find yourself going through the challenge of a divorce proceeding, a child custody battle, an asset or debt division dispute, or a child or spousal support dispute, we have the right attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC to help you. Call our Raleigh, North Carolina offices today at (919) 833-1040.

Research shows “silver splitters” less likely to survive a heart attack

A study from Duke University showed that people who never married are 73% more likely not to survive a heart attack compared to their married counterparts. The study attributes this phenomenon to a lack of social support.

Divorce is equally bad for the health of people who suffered from a heart attack: divorcees are 70% more likely to die after a heart attack. British Heart Foundation representative Maureen Talbot said that as people get older, they should take note of their lifestyle choices. She said “Whether you’re married, divorced or single, the main cause of a heart attack is the build-up of fatty plaque in your arteries. People are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke as they get older so it is important to determine any necessary lifestyle changes as early as possible to reduce your risk.”

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC provide legal services for our clients in Raleigh and other areas in North Carolina.We handle all aspects of family law, and we understand how emotionally challenging these matters can be for plaintiffs and respondents alike. Call our offices today at (919) 833-1040 to learn more about your legal options.

Children with divorced parents may take up risky behavior to cope

A new study titled United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study that was published on Monday, October 10 in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. It showed that children who experienced the loss of a parent are more likely to smoke and drink by age 11.

According to University College London senior research associate and an author of the study Rebecca Lacey, “We know from previous research that people may take up risky health behaviors as a coping strategy or as a form of self-medication, to help them cope with stressful situations.”

An unlikely example of this phenomenon is United States President Barack Obama. In a new MTV documentary titled Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis, Obama said: “When I was a teenager, I used drugs, I drank, I pretty much tried whatever was out there, but I was in Hawaii, and it was a pretty relaxed place. I was lucky that I did not get addicted except to cigarettes, which took me a long time to kick.” Obama’s parents divorced when he was three.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC provide legal services in Raleigh and other areas of North Carolina. We will ensure your rights are protected during a family legal case proceeding. Get in touch with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (919) 833-1040.

What’s New in the Brangelina Divorce and Child Custody Dispute?

Forty-one-year-old actress Angelina Jolie and 52-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt are divorcing. Here is a rundown of some of the events that happened leading up to this difficult time.

Entertainment Tonight confirmed that Jolie and Pitt are most likely not communicating directly during the divorce process. Any agreements or deals that the ex-couple may have undergone were brokered through their attorneys.

Also, reports that Jolie’s brother, 43-year-old actor and producer James Haven, is the main caretaker of the children these days may be inaccurate. It is true that Jolie’s friends and family members are pitching in and doing their part to take care of the children. They are visiting and accompanying them for short periods of time, but the report that Haven is taking care of them 24/7 seems untrue. It has yet to be confirmed if Pitt has already visited his children since Jolie and Pitt both agreed to a temporary custody deal until Thursday, October 20, until which time the children were required to remain with Jolie.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, who provide legal services to clients in Raleigh and other areas of North Carolina, handle family legal cases such as adoption, divorce, legal separation, and child custody. Call our offices today at (919) 833-1040 to set up an initial meeting with one of our qualified legal representatives.

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt for ‘health of the family’

Forty-one-year-old actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt filed for divorce from 52-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt last Monday, September 19 in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Jolie has sought full custody of their six children – 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – and visitation rights for Pitt. Robert Offer, Jolie’s legal counsel, said last Tuesday, September 15 that the decision was made by Jolie “for the health of the family.” According to the divorce filing, Jolie and Pitt separated on Thursday, September 15. In a statement to People magazine, Pitt said he was “saddened” by the situation, noting, “I kindly ask the press to give [our children] the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

If you are in need of a divorce attorney, contact our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC. We handle clients in Raleigh, North Carolina who need help through a divorce, adoption, or child custody case. Discuss your legal options with us by calling our offices today at (919) 833-1040.

Does a post-separation, pre-divorce relationship constitute adultery?

Christopher and Danielle Ross were divorcing – she filed on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, which is a code for no-fault divorce, while Christopher counter-filed on the grounds of alleged adultery. During the course of their divorce proceedings, Christopher started seeing another woman.

The question that is now being posed: can his post-separation affair be considered as adultery?

The New Hampshire Supreme Court seemed to think so, ruling that Christopher’s adultery had the effect of barring him from reeving a divorce on the grounds of her adultery (provided that it he could prove it even happened).

This is because divorce is a recourse given to an innocent spouse when the other has made a breach of the marriage contract such as adultery, abandonment, neglect, commission of a felony, and cruelty. In the past, more conservative states did not offer many grounds for divorce, while more lenient states allow more reasons to file a divorce.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC negotiate agreements on behalf of our clients on cases that involve child custody, child support, divorce, alimony, and property and asset division distribution, among other family law and divorce issues. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our Raleigh, North Carolina offices today at (919) 833-1040.

Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas sell house after divorce announcement in July

Forty-eight-year-old supermodel and star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey, and her husband, entrepreneur Peter Thomas, are selling their lush Atlanta, Georgia house.

According to entertainment news network TMZ, Thomas and Bailey’s 4,500-square feet four-bedroom, five-bathroom home will be sold for an estimated $699,000 less than a month after they announced they will be selling their house in late July and around five months after they had separated in March.

In an interview with E!, Bailey said in July that she wanted to prevent an “ugly divorce” between the two of them, noting, “I still love Peter…I just don’t want to be married to Peter anymore.”

Bailey and Thomas were married on July 24, 2010, whose ceremony footage was shown on Bravo in January 2011 on their reality TV show. Bailey said being primarily featured on TV did not damage their relationship, even after controversies erupted that Thomas was seen touching another woman during the show’s last season.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina deliver a masterful focus on all matters of family law. Because of this, we understand how emotionally stressful these matters – such as domestic violence, child custody, child support, divorce, alimony, and property and asset division distribution – can render each member of the family. Call our offices today at (919) 833-1040.