Degrees of Separation film could be used as training tool for domestic violence cases

An Australian short film on domestic violence entitled ‘Degrees of Separation’ was aired for the first time at a conference for family law professionals in Brisbane last weekend.

Melbourne barrister Darren Mort funded the $15,000 project himself to explore the situations and circumstances surrounding family violence victims, such as keeping their ordeals a secret and living in denial. Mort, who is also involved in the Victorian Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, said he hopes his film will make a difference.

Lilia Szarski, a Relationships Australia mediation trainer, said the film demonstrated the compelling need to open a discussion on how to recognise domestic violence “and why do we don’t do anything about it.” Visiting US forensic psychologist Phil Stahl, a member of the US National Judicial College said, “This film can help educate judges both on the secrecy element of domestic violence and the powerfulness of domestic violence,” he said. The film is set to be publicly released next year.

Unfortunately, it is all too common that victims of domestic violence are poorly represented legally. If you are the victim of family violence, the attorneys at BB Law Group PLLC can help. Call us at (832) 534-2589 to consult about your case and see how you can begin taking legal action.


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.


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.


Tori Spelling’s husband served over not paying child support

Reality T.V. star Dean McDermott has recently been served court papers after allegedly falling behind his son’s child support payments for five months, according to a report by SF Gate on Thursday, August 20.

McDermott’s estranged wife, Mary Jo Eustace, is asking her ex to pay for $8,700 in child support for their 16-year-old son, Jack. He was given 30 days to pay the amount in full and avoid jail time. Jack has appeared irregularly in some of Spelling and McDermott’s reality T.V. shows. McDermott’s ex, on the other hand, had been seen chatting with Spelling last year in one of their shows.

McDermott has four other children with Spelling, named Stella, Hattie, Finn and Liam.

Child support is just one of the many legal complexities associated with divorce. To know more about taking care of your children’s welfare after a divorce, consult with our team of family law attorneys at the BB Law Group PLLC by calling our office in The Woodlands at (832) 534-2589 today.


Country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert file for divorce

After four short years of marriage, country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have officially announced that they are divorcing, according to a July 20 U.S. News report.

In a statement filed by their representatives, the ex-couple asked everyone for privacy and compassion as they go through this trying time. The two have been through rough times in the public eye, with tabloids scrutinizing their personal lives and Lambert’s weight over the years.

Blake Shelton co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards and has also been one of the judges on “The Voice.” Miranda Lambert is an award-winning country music singer who has won several Grammys and dominated various country music awards scenes.

Filing for a divorce is a process that entails not just emotional will, but legal competence as well. The team at the BB Law Group PLLC is willing to help divorcing couples in The Woodlands file for a divorce and fight for a favorable divorce agreement. To learn if we might be able to advocate on your behalf, call us at (832) 534-2589 today.


Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon split again

Hollywood celebrity Pamela Anderson is once again splitting up with her husband Rick Salomon only six months after she announced their remarriage, the New York Daily News reported on July 8.

According to the report, the actress filed for a divorce on July 3. The couple first wed in October 2007, but the union was annulled shortly after two months. The ex-couple reunited after several years, and in January this year, Anderson revealed they got married again. A representative for the actress declined to give comments.

Legal matters that affect your family, such as divorce, often have a lasting impact on everyone involved. If you are facing family law issues in The Woodlands, our legal team at the BB Law Group PLLC is equipped with the resources, experience, and dedication to advocate for your and your family’s interests. If you need representation or legal guidance during a divorce or another family law issue, call our offices at (832) 534-2589 today.


Twitter users more prone to divorce and infidelity, study finds

A survey involving Twitter users of different ages revealed Twitter users are more prone to being involved in relationship conflicts that may lead to infidelity and divorce.

In a study involving 581 respondents, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Russel Clayton, found that individuals who use Twitter have a higher chance of experiencing conflicts with their relationship partners, which increases the risk of unfavorable relationship consequences, such as separation and divorce. Clayton added that the result of the study holds true regardless how long the couple has been together.

At the BB Law Group PLLC, we assist divorcing couples in The Woodlands in filing for and going through the process of divorce. Call us at (832) 534-2589 and learn more about how we can effectively help you in this trying time.


‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ singing duo filed for divorce

After almost 39 years of marriage, singing sensation duo Captain and Tennille has filed for divorce, a report by Reuters revealed.

A court clerk from Arizona stated that 71-year-old Daryl Dragon and 73-year-old Tony Tennille filed their divorce papers in Prescott, AZ on January 16. The couple wed in February 1975, and has no children. Dragon and Tennille made numerous hits together, including ‘Love Will Keep Us Together,’ ‘Muskrat Love,’ and ‘Do That to Me One More Time.’

Filing a divorce is an incredibly sensitive and complex matter among the parties involved. If you are from The Woodlands and are considering pursuing a divorce, our lawyers from the BB Law Group PLLC know just how important it is for you to reach a fair divorce agreement. Call us at (832) 534-2589 to learn more about how we can work through this process together.

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