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May 2017 Archives

Former Spice Girl’s divorce include domestic violence allegations

Fans of the show “America’s Got Talent” across Texas have likely already heard about the messy divorce of former Spice Girl and current talent judge, Mel B (nee Melanie Brown) to Stephen Belafonte. The Los Angeles Times reports that Brown filed for divorce on March 23, 2016 and shortly after requested a restraining order due to allegations of domestic violence. The details of her divorce have been making headlines in the news due to salacious details including blackmail with sex tapes, an alleged explicit affair with the couple’s nanny, and the fact that there has been speculation for some time amongst Brown’s fans of an abusive relationship.

Types of protective orders in Texas

Texas residents who may have concerns about their safety or the safety of their children in domestic situations may understandably wonder about their options to protect themselves from harm. Many may have heard references to restraining orders but may not be familiar with exactly what types of orders are available or what they actually do.