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January 2019 Archives

Goodwill in celebrity divorce

Regardless of a Texan resident's status financially or socially, divorce is a difficult process to go through. Not only is the status quo of a person's life torn up, but they could also take a big financial hit in addition to the emotional and mental stress. Celebrities sometimes have additional weight to deal with just by being in the eye of the public, too.

Comedy shows reinforce stereotypes about domestic violence

Domestic abuse in Texas tends to follow a predictable pattern, but the roles played by each partner are not always what people expect. According to FindLaw, research suggests that the numbers of men and women committing domestic violence against a spouse or partner are nearly equal to one another, yet men who are the victims of violence are less likely to report it, which unfortunately gives credence to the stereotype that a man is always the abuser, a woman always the victim. 

Jarecki to receive spousal support from ex-wife Silverstone

In the past, when a couple divorced in Texas or elsewhere, the general assumption was that the husband earned more money than his wife and therefore, the wife would receive spousal support (also known as alimony or spousal maintenance) from her ex-husband upon their divorce. However, as more married couples are both earning paychecks, it is increasingly common for a wife to pay spousal support to her ex-husband. When either or both of the spouses are Hollywood celebrities, it may be that the wife is a bigger star making more money, meaning the court will be more likely to award spousal support to the husband.