On Aug. 11, Terrence Howard's attorney stated that the actor was attempting to overturn his 2012 divorce settlement in a California courtroom. The attorney stated that in 2011, Howard's ex-wife claimed that she would sell information if the actor did not pay her to stay quiet.
Couples in California whose marriages are coming to an end may be interested in learning more about some of the legal mistakes people typically make when going through a divorce. There a litany of mistakes to make when emotions run high or self-discipline is in short supply. Aside from the legal errors, spouses make mistakes by fighting in court far too long, by settling for too little or by underestimating how much their children may be affected by their actions.
Many divorces in California can be resolved outside of court through peaceful mediation sessions. Although many spouses don't realize it while they are going through the end of a marriage, support from family and friends can sometimes be detrimental to the mediation process. This is because the family and friends of one spouse may align with their loved one's point of view while taking an adversarial attitude towards the other spouse.