Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams now officially split

After their marriage of almost six years, singers Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are officially calling their marriage quits, The DailyMail reported on Friday, January 29.

According to the legal documents filed by the 40-year-old indie rocker, the couple has been separated since August 4, several months before formalizing their divorce. A source close to Moore and Adams said the ex couple has actually been apart for a long time. Meanwhile, a joint statement by the two said they will be separating amicably and respectfully.

The two quietly wed in March 2009, a month after Adams proposed to Moore.

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Study finds relationship between children of divorced parents and religion

Children of divorced parents are more prone to changing their religions or not practicing any kind of religion altogether, a study by a Baylor University sociologist that appeared in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion showed.

According to assistant professor of sociology in Waco, Texas-based Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences Jeremy Uecker, who is also the lead author of the study, having divorced parents can cause children to become non-religious.

Uecker said that since a divorced parent may find it uncomfortable to attend church gatherings for fear of being stigmatized, it can cause religion as an experience to not be introduced as central to the life of the child, and thus, the child will not deem it important when he becomes an adult.

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Military divorcees seek dissolution of law granting their ex-spouses half of their pension

A group of military personnel is asking Congress to repeal a law – the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) – instated in 1982 that allows a military retirement pension to be treated as property and, subsequently, divided between the spouses equally.

The USFSPA Liberation Support Group, which feels that a veteran of the U.S. military is entitled to the fruits of his labor for having served the country in times of war and peace, highly opposes the 1982-enacted law.

Their opposition of the law is largely due to the inequality of treatment among civilians and ex-military members, as payment according to this federal law does not stop even after the former spouse remarries or acquires a more profitable career.

Larry White, national director of the San Antonio, Texas-based group, said the military retirement pension is not merely for services rendered to the country, but also serves as payment for a military person’s continuing service to his homeland as retirement is a reserve status that is compensated with less pay for fewer services.

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Famous Actress’ Divorce Finalized

Last month, a Los Angeles judge finalized the divorce between popular actress Zooey Deschanel and her husband of three years, Ben Gibbard. The two were married in September of 2009, but separated late in 2011. In December 2011, Deschanel filed for divorce.

Zooey Deschanel is well-known for her work in a number of popular movies, and most recently, for her work on the television show “New Girl”. Her ex-husbland, Gibbard, is a well-known musician. The two had no children in their marriage, and report that their separation was amicable.

If you are considering ending your marriage, you need an experienced divorce attorney on your side to make sure that your interests are protected throughout your divorce proceedings. For the representation you need, contact the BB Law Group PLLC, today by calling (832) 534-2589.

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