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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple decides to end marriage

Grammy award winning music producer David Foster and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda are filing for divorce after a four-year marriage, USA Today reported on Dec 2.

Though the couple was only married for four years, they reportedly have been together for nine years. The 51-year-old TV series actress has been struggling with Lyme disease since 2012 that resulted to her seldom appearance in the series.

The couple was last seen last month at a Lakers game for David’s birthday and during a gala for Lyme disease. In a recent statement, David and Yolanda recounted their roller coaster experiences throughout the course of their relationship.

At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, our Raleigh attorneys understand how difficult it can be to make the decision to end your marriage. Now that you have decided to go through with this decision, it is important to retain the help of an experienced divorce attorney to guide you and protect your interests throughout the entire process. Feel free to call our Raleigh office today at 919-833-1040.

Some myths about divorce you should know about

There are statistics and myths in popular culture surrounding divorce that can be detrimental to an individual or couple if not examined critically. Among the most common are the following:

1. A divorce is a failure

Relationship experts point out that there are other signs of a successful relationship rather than the length of time one has been married; did you learn something from this relationship? Did you raise kids successfully together? Were you largely happy in your relationship?

2. You can ‘divorce-proof’ your marriage

Journalist Vicki Larson reminds couples that the only behavior you can control is your own. You may do everything “right” and still end up divorced. But, she points out, that that is not necessarily a bad thing because in some cases “letting go” it the healthier option.

3. Divorce harms children

Therapist Susan Pease Gadoua points to research that says it isn’t the divorce that can negatively affect children, but the contentious and stressful environment that may or may not come with that decision.

After careful consideration, if you decide divorce is the right decision for you, our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh can represent you and your best interests. Call our offices today at 919-833-1040.

Possible reasons to consider divorce

A February 9 article of Huffington Post revealed some possible reasons for individuals to consider divorcing their partner from the point of view of Doctor Gail Gross.

1. Individuals may consider divorce their partner if their partner is a habitual cheater.
2. Individuals who believe that their family is at risk due to their partner’s vices or addictive behavior may also consider filing for divorce.
3. Couples who realize that their plans in life have grown to be irreconcilably different from one another may consider divorce.
4. Individuals whose self-esteem has been greatly affected by being constantly rejected by their partner may want to consider ending their relationship.
5. Individuals whose partner is constantly making big decisions on their own or is concealing critical information that affects the whole family  may choose to file for divorce.

The lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC understand that many individuals filing for divorce are likely undergoing a very tumultuous emotional time. The good news is that you don’t have to fight this on your own. In this difficult situation, our lawyers are capable of providing you legal assistance to make sure that all your rights are upheld. Confide with us today at (919) 833-1040 to find out how we may help you.

Actress and NFL star Angela Harmon and Jason Sehorn separate

Forty-two-year-old television and film actress Angela Michelle Harmon and 43-year-old former professional cornerback in the NFL Jason Heath Sehorn publicly announced on November 3 that they are officially separating after being married to each other for 13 years, Radar Online reported.

According to the article, Harmon and Sehorn were already living separately for months prior to the recent announcement. In July, Harmon got the courts to approve a restraining order against a homeless woman. The judge named her, her three children, her nanny, and a friend as people who lived in the LA house under protection of the court order, but Sehorn’s name was missing from the list of residents.

The attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh understand the divorce is often a difficult time for everyone involved. For the protection of your interests and dedicated representation throughout any divorce issue, speak with a member of our experienced legal team by calling 919-833-1040 today.

“Blurred Lines” singer’s wife filed for divorce

Robin Thicke’s long time wife Paula Patton recently filed for divorce after several months of being separated, Daily News on October 8 reported.

The divorce is assumed to be amicable, even though Thicke worked publicly to win Patton back. Their $2.9 million mansion was put on the market earlier this year. Many believe that the separation was initiated stemming from allegations of Thicke’s infidelities. As California is a “no-fault” divorce state, the 38-year-old actress filed under “irreconcilable differences.” Patton did not requested for a spousal support from her estranged husband, only shared physical and legal custody of their son.

Whatever your reason is for divorce, enlisting a knowledgeable lawyer is important to make sure that all your rights are being protected. If you are decided to file for divorce in Raleigh, make sure to enlist the lawyers of Marshall & Taylor PLLC. Find out how we may advocate for you today by calling (919) 833-1040.

Conditions of Divorce in North Carolina

In North Carolina, “no fault” divorces can be granted, meaning that either spouse can successfully file for divorce from the other as long as certain requirements are satisfied. Deep reasons or other qualifying terms do not have to be expressed specifically in the divorce papers.

One of the statutory requirements to be granted divorce in the state is to be separated from each other for at least one year under North Carolina General Statute 50-6. According to North Carolina courts, intimate or casual interactions between the separated spouses that happened by chance or within what can be called an isolated circumstance does not constitute a restart of the one-year countdown. However, the spouses can at no point live together for a full year, and one spouse must consider the marriage totally over during this time in order for the divorce to be approved.

The attorneys at the Marshall & Taylor PLLC, in Raleigh understand the complicated nature of divorce, and we are ready to represent Raleigh residents through child custody issues, the division of assets or debts, and other divorce-related issues that arise. Call our offices at (919) 833-1040 today to learn how a member of our legal team may work for you.

Actor Richard Gere and wife Carey heading for divorce

American veteran actor Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell are headed for divorce, a report stated on September 25.

According to reports, the 64-year-old actor and the 52-year-old model-actress have been separated in the past years. Lowell prefers seeking public attention and wants to stay in North Haven, while Gere prefer to stay in their place in Bedford, New York, according to an insider.

The couple was married for 11 years and have an 13-year-old son named Homer.

If you or a loved one are considering filing for divorce, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Please call 919-833-1040 to discuss your situation with a Raleigh attorney from Marshall & Taylor PLLC, today.