Billionaire Cohen’s former spouse may appeal divorce settlement lawsuit

The former spouse of American hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, according to a legal counsel, may appeal her case after a Manhattan federal court judge noted that her evidence in accusing Steven of fraud was insufficient, a May 19 report from CNBC said.

Patricia, in a 2009 lawsuit, is pursuing to receive 50 percent of $5.5 million worth of assets from Steven, 59, after their divorce in 1990. However, Chief Judge Loretta Preska stated her legal team failed to support her allegations of fraud due to a lack of evidence. The judge also stated Patricia filed the lawsuit too late as she had suspected Steven of concealing assets from her in 1991 and in 2006. Patricia’s legal counsel told reports that his client may choose to appeal the case, arguing that a jury might side with Patricia after reviewing the evidence.

The process of a divorce can be a difficult one, but it can become even more complicated if you suspect your spouse of fraud. If you are considering fighting against your divorce settlement, working with a skilled legal team can be a strong asset when seeking to strengthen your claim. Please contact our legal team of the BB Law Group PLLC in The Woodlands today by calling (832) 534-2589 to speak to an experienced lawyer about your case.


Adriana Lima now divorced from Marko Jaric

According to the news reports by the Business Standard and the Huffington Post, Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima, 35, is now officially divorced from her former husband, Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric. The two announced their official separation back in May 2014 and have now been granted a divorce. They tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2009 and have two daughters together, who are now ages 6 and 3. Lima and Jaric were married for five years before they decided to separate.

The terms of the settlement, which was filed at the Supreme Court in Manhattan, remained confidential. However, there are speculations that Lima has been granted primary custody of the now ex-couple’s children – Valentina and Sienna. Her legal representation refused to make a statement after being asked to comment on the matter.

Divorce is a difficult time for families, especially when children are in the picture. In The Woodlands, our compassionate legal team at BB Law Group PLLC, understands how draining the divorce process can be on individuals. If you are going through a separation and are considering divorce, please consider reaching out to our lawyers at (832) 534-2589.


Katharine McPhee officially divorced from Nick Cokas

A report by the New York Daily News revealed that actress-singer Katharine McPhee has officially been divorced from Nick Cokas as of February 8. The two were married in 2008. The 31-year-old Americal Idol runner-up filed for divorce in 2014, and her filed documents stated that the two had actually separated in 2013.

Their assets have already been divided. Cokas will keep their 2013 Jeep Wrangler, while McPhee is keeping the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SUV. Aside from a payment of just under $103,000 McPhee will owe her ex in the coming days, Cokas has also been granted spousal support. He is set to receive $400,000 from McPhee annually. Half of McPhee’s earnings from her deal with Columbia/Epic Records and songs she wrote during their marriage will be awarded to Cokas. McPhee will get to keep all her earnings from shows and tours that took place after her separation.

If you are in the middle of a marital crisis and are considering a divorce in The Woodlands, please consult with our lawyers at BB Law Group PLLC. Call our office now at (832) 534-2589 to begin exploring your legal options.


Jeremy Renner finalizes divorce

Famous Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner finalized his divorce on December 28. The actor was married for 10 months to 23-year-old model Sonni Pacheco before she filed for divorce back in December 2014, citing irreconcilable differences. The 44-year-old actor and Pacheco have a 2-year-old daughter named Ava.

According to the reports by People, Renner has been ordered to make monthly payments of $13,000 for child support. Additionally, five percent of the excess in his annual income will be provided for his daughter. Pacheco will not be receiving spousal support due to the prenuptial agreement that was signed in 2013. Renner will retain almost all of his properties, including his motorcycle collection.

According to some sources, Renner accused Pacheco of failing to adequately care for their daughter, claiming she would often choose to attend parties and consume alcohol instead of taking care of Ava.

The two were embroiled in a controversial custody battle before the announcement of the finalized divorce.

If you are considering a divorce in The Woodlands, you may want to consult with our compassionate divorce attorneys at BB Law Group PLLC to discuss your legal options as you move forward. Call our office at (832) 534-2589 today.


Country music singer Reba McEntire is now divorced

On December 19, People announced on its website that 60-year-old country music singer and actress Reba McEntire is finally divorced from Narvel Blackstock, 59. The couple tied the knot in 1989 and were married for 26 years before separating. Blackstock also served as McEntire’s manager in that time. Together, they have a 25-year-old son, Shelby Blackstock.

Recently, McEntire took to her Facebook account and announced that her divorce had actually been finalized back in October. The news of their impending separation was initially released in August. A joint statement released by McEntire and Blackstock’s representative stated that the now ex-couple will continue working with each other after 35 years in the business together.

It is always a difficult time for families when spouses make the decision to pursue a divorce. At the BB Law Group PLLC, our legal team has provided compassionate and effective representation to clients dealing with family law issues just like yours. To speak to a representative about how we can serve you, call our office in The Woodlands today at (832) 534-2589.


Fleetwood Mac drummer’s divorce finalized

After nearly two decades of marriage, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and his now ex-wife Lynn Frankel are divorced. The case was finalized by a judge on November 20, nearly two years after Fleetwood filed an initial petition for legal separation back in 2013, according to court documents. Fleetwood originally cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the separation.

The two tied the knot in 1995, and have two children together, Ruby and Tessa, who are twins.

Although it was confirmed that the arrangements for child and spousal support have already been settled, not many details were disclosed regarding the division of the ex-couple’s assets and the custody of their children.

Going through a divorce is a very trying situation for all involved. If you are considering a divorce or in the process of separating from your spouse, contact the BB Law Group PLLC to speak to our divorce and family law attorneys. We may be able to offer you valuable advice as you work through this difficult time. Call us today at (832) 534-2589.


Fogle and McLaughlin’s divorce finalized

Subway’s former spokesperson, 38-year-old Jared Fogle, and Kathleen McLaughlin have been granted a divorce by a Boon County judge after a five year marriage. The divorce was finalized on November 16, just three days before Fogle was sentenced to prison for pedophilia-related crimes.

The divorce was filed by McLaughlin back in August following the breaking news of a scandal surrounding Fogle’s sexual crimes. The former Subway pitchman, who rose to fame after losing a significant amount of weight on an all-Subway diet in 1999, was sentenced to more than fifteen years in Englewood’s Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty to engaging in sexual relationships with two minors and victimizing twelve others. He also pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography.

The court documents also include a September filing from McLaughlin contesting Fogle’s request to spend time with their two young children.

If you live in The Woodlands and are in need of legal assistance in your separation or divorce proceedings, our excellent divorce attorneys at the BB Law Group PLLC will be able to help you with your case. Call us today at (832) 534-2589.


Mr. Bean star divorces wife of 24 years

On November 10, the district judge at the Central Family Court in London finally granted a decree nisi to Rowan Atkinson, of the Mr. Bean and Blackadder fame, and his wife Sunetra. The couple has reportedly been separated since 2014. The two were married for 24 years and have two children together.

Sunetra Atkinson cited her husband’s “unreasonable behavior” in their separation, although details were not given. The ex-couple were allegedly building a home together when they decided to separate, and the two have been living in their own London homes ever since.

While the decree nisi represents a step towards the resolution of this separation, the divorce will not be finalized until either party applies for a decree absolute. Typically, a person may apply for a decree absolute six weeks after the grant of decree nisi. The time delay allows further discussion of finances and other issues between the husband and the wife.

Even divorces that do not take place in the public eye are incredibly difficult. At the BB Law Group PLLC, our attorneys in The Woodlands are prepared to help you work through this process as painlessly as possible. Call us today at (832) 534-2589 to learn more.


Actor Guy Pearce and wife Kate Mestitz split

Guy Pearce, 48-year-old British-Australian actor of Memento fame, announced on October 13 that he and his psychologist wife, Kate Mestitz are divorcing after eighteen years of marriage. Pearce posted the announcement online, confirming rumors that have been circling about the couple’s status, and revealed that he and Mestitz have actually been separated since January of this year.

Pearce is known to keep his personal life private, so it was not surprising that the actor did not provide a reason for the separation. The now ex-couple met back in 1980 and had been married for eighteen years after tying the knot in 1997.

The divorce was amicable, according to reports and Pearce himself. The actor had nothing but kind words for his ex-wife in posts made to his social media accounts after news of the divorce broke.

At the BB Law Group PLLC, we understand very well that separating from someone you have shared your life with is difficult. Our experienced divorce attorneys are prepared to take on your case and help you achieve an easy and painless transition during this otherwise stressful time. If you are in the process of a separation, speak with our legal team about your situation by calling our offices at (832) 534-2589.


Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters divorces wife

After three years of marriage, music legend and Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters, 72, is divorcing his filmmaker wife, Laurie Durning.

The couple had been living together for ten years before finally tying the knot in 2012. Durning has also reportedly been telling her friends and Hamptons neighbors that she and her husband have been spending more and more time apart lately.

This is the fourth marriage for Waters, and it has been revealed that the couple did have a prenuptial agreement in place at the time of their marriage.  However, some sources still suggest that the divorce proceedings may take a long time and may be very expensive considering the prominent career Waters has had in the past decades.

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult things a couple can do, especially if there are any children involved. Separation from a spouse means adapting to an entirely different and new lifestyle that often makes for a rocky transition. If you are in the process of a separation and are interested in obtaining experienced legal counsel, you can consult with our team of divorce lawyers at the BB Law Group PLLC by calling (832) 534-2589.

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