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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally not married

The divorce of musical artist Jennifer Lopez and ex-husband Marc Anthony is officially concluded, the Los Angeles Times reported on June 18.

According to reports, the divorce papers of the estranged couple were finalized on June 16–two years after the divorce was filed and nearly three years after the couple split up. In their divorce, no spousal or child support will be paid by either party. The ex-couple’s two 6-year-old children will live with Lopez, 44, while Anthony, 45, can have the children every month for seven days. Lopez and Anthony married in 2004 only a week after the latter’s divorce with Dayanara Torres was finalized.

The divorce attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh understand the emotional hardship a divorce can bring. During this difficult time, it is important to enlist the services of an experienced lawyer who will ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the process. Learn how we may represent you by calling 919-833-1040 today.

“Social contagion” spreads divorce

A recent study suggested that there is an increased likelihood of divorce for people surrounded by friends who have gotten a divorce, CBS New York stated on April 30.

Researchers at Brown University revealed that 75 percent of their participants who had friends who experienced divorce may possibly think of ending their own marriage, 33 percent may also be compelled just by knowing that their friend’s friend got divorced. A phenomenon called “social contagion,” in which ideas are spread through social interaction, is the phenomenon which may encourage more people to divorce, researchers said.

The lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC understand that many people in Raleigh who decided to file for divorce often struggle emotionally. An attorney’s help is important to ensure that all your rights are protected while you are recovering. Speak with us today by calling 919-833-1040, and find out how we may assist you in the filing process.

Teen Mom 2’s Jenelle Evans files for divorce after mandatory separation time

MTV’s Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans has filed for divorce to end her 16-month marriage to Courtland Rogers a year after they were both arrested for heroin possession, entertainment news source Radar Online reported on May 2.

Evans and Rogers were legally separated for a year, fulfilling the required time before a person can petition for a divorce in North Carolina. Evans filed the divorce papers on Friday, May 2 in Brunswick County and paid the $225 fee. Evans and Rogers were married in a courthouse ceremony in 2012. Rogers served time in prison last year for the drug possession charge. Evans is currently pregnant with her new boyfriend Nathan Griffin’s child. The child is expected to be delivered in June.

If you and your spouse are experiencing problems and decide to divorce, talk to our attorneys at the Marshall & Taylor Law Firm, P.C.  We specialize in family legal issues and are qualified to handle your divorce proceedings. Call our offices today at 919-833-1040.

Court Upholds Unsealing of NASCAR CEO Divorce Documents

After over a year long battle over the unsealing of NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s divorce documents, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously voted to uphold a previous ruling to unseal the documents on Monday, December 31.

France’s lawyers have worked for years to maintain the confidentiality of documents from France’s 2008 divorce from ex-wife Megan France, to whom he was married twice. In 2011, the Court of Appeals favored the public’s right to know against France’s secrecy. As a result of this ruling, District Court Judge Jena Culler order the documents unsealed, reversing another judge’s earlier order.

Following the 2011 ruling, France’s lawyers appealed, stating that this reversal could lead to “judicial anarchy.” However, this most recent ruling maintains that the documents must be unsealed for public knowledge.

Divorce under any circumstances can be extremely frustrating, emotional, and confusing. To understand your rights and options when going through a divorce, in addition to getting the support you deserve, call a divorce lawyer of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, today at 919-833-1040.

Norwegian study indicates correlation between divorce and household chores

A recently published Norwegian study utilizing data from 2007 and 2008 revealed that the division of household chores are correlated to the number of divorces that occur among married Norwegian couples.

The data supports the idea that equality in the home may not mean a successful marriage. Different factors were measured in the study, including happiness in marriage and the amount of chores that were performed by the men and women in their respective marriages.

The results of the study indicated that marriages in which household chores were split equally between husband and wife did not last as often as marriages in which the woman handled the bulk of the duties at home.

Divorce is a serious matter and should be handled with respect for both parties involved. If you have questions regarding divorce, please contact the divorce attorneys of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, by calling 919-833-1040 today.

Laura Dern and Ben Harper to divorce

After seven years of marriage, Laura Dern and Ben Harper are ending their marriage. Laura Dern, 45, filed official divorce documents on Friday, but Harper had originally filed these same papers back in 2010, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple tried to reconcile after the first divorce filing, but it was ultimately unsuccessful. When Ben Harper asked for a divorce in 2010 after five years of marriage, he wanted joint custody of their children and asked for Laura to not receive any spousal support.

Laura Dern has different plans for their divorce this time. She is seeking primary custody of her 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son that she has with Harper. She has also filed for Harper to pay her child support and spousal support and to also cover her lawyer fees during the divorce procedure.

It is important to have experienced representation by your side during a divorce. Please contact the divorce attorneys of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, by calling 919-833-1040 today.

Full custody sought by Katie Holmes in divorce

Divorce papers were filed by Katie Holmes last week in Manhattan, New York. The famous actress, 33, decided to divorce Tom Cruise after five years of marriage.

In the documents that were filed, Holmes requested to have full physical custody as well as legal custody of her 6-year-old daughter, Suri. It is predicted that Tom Cruise will fight this request and ask for joint custody of their daughter.

Currently, Holmes and her daughter are living in New York, and Cruise is on location filming a movie in Iceland. Tom Cruise, 49, has been married twice before, and this will be his third divorce. He has two other children, whom he adopted with his former wife Nicole Kidman.

Divorce can be a difficult procedure, and it is important to have experienced representation on your side. Please contact the divorce lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, by calling 919-833-1040 if you or someone you know has questions regarding divorce.


Divorce rate for baby boomers doubles

The divorce rate for people over the age of 50 has increased by more than 50 percent over the last 20 years.

Baby boomers, who are now past 50, account for four out of every 10 divorces in the United States. An older individual is also 2.5 times more likely to experience a divorce if they are in their second or third marriage.

People included in the baby boomer generation are looking for more out of life and are willing to undergo a divorce in order to experience that. Many of the divorces that are taking place in this age group are seen as friendly and are benefiting both parties equally.

If you and your spouse are looking to undergo a friendly divorce, please contact the divorce lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC, by calling 919-833-1040 today.