Five Lessons To Learn From Celebrity Divorce

Anytime a difficult situation arises in life, the best result is one where a lesson is learned and destructive behavior is not repeated in the future. For example, if you are pulled over and charged with drinking while driving the laws are designed to help deter the same action later down the road. If you forget to turn in an important paper or project, the consequences might be so harsh that the next time around you exercise extra care to complete your work timely and turn it in by the deadline. In the world of relationships, even a relationship that ends can teach you some valuable lessons. The hope is that when you meet a new romantic interest, the same results will not be inevitable, and you can enjoy a healthy relationship or marriage.

But learning from past mistakes first hand can be heartbreaking, and if there is somewhere else to look for pointers you can save yourself a lot of emotional trauma. Fortunately, there is no shortage of stories and reports on failed celebrity relationships to turn to for advice. Five lessons we can learn from watching a celebrity divorce play out in public are:

  • Honesty is the best policy, and when one partner is not being honest with the other the level of distrust that is caused can end the relationship.
  • Priorities must be shared and putting your relationship above things like work and friends will help to build a solid foundation upon which to build.
  • Sometimes older does mean wiser, as a lot of younger couples are usually not ready for the level of commitment it takes to make a marriage last. If you still have things you want to accomplish in your life, putting off getting married is a good idea if your potential spouse does not share your goals.
  • Individuality should be encouraged, so both parties to the relationship have the chance to be themselves.
  • If you have to change for your spouse, or require them to change for you, the relationship is likely not going to work. It is natural to have your own interests and passions, and the right person for you should not expect you to give up healthy habits or hobbies.

It is easy to get caught up in watching how the relationships or marriage of well-known people play out, but do so with an eye to what you can learn from what you see rather than simply using the information for water cooler talk at the office. And, if you believe the answer for your situation involves a separation or divorce, take steps to make sure you protect your rights. We will help to develop a strategy aimed at fair results, and assist you with your needs as a single person.

For more information about divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.

Three Things That Aren’t What They Seem During Divorce

There are a lot of pre-conceived notions about what happens when a couple files for divorce. For starters, most people think that the kids will stay with their mom unless she is shown to be an unfit parent, that the wife keeps the home, and that dads get visitation every weekend and alternating holidays. That may have been the case in the 1950’s, but the landscape for divorce looks very different today. More and more often dads are being awarded primary custody and in some cases are even granted spousal support from their ex-wife. The changes that are taking place in today’s divorces definitely lead to the conclusion that the way things were are not the way things will always be, and it pays off to have an experienced family law professional by your side to help navigate the ever changing divorce law waters.

Taking a look at a popular celebrity duo gives us a little more insight into how things are not always as they appear. Gwen Stefani recently answered a question for Ellen DeGeneres on how Blake Shelton “popped the question”. In case you hadn’t heard though, the two are not headed down the aisle. As it turns out, DeGeneres was referring to the hit show the pair co-host, The Voice, and was having a bit of fun with Stefani with her word choice. That said, there are some things to be aware of when going through a divorce, because things can appear one way but in fact be the opposite. Here are some examples:

  • Assets can be hidden, so don’t take a report of financial condition for face value. It is in your best interest to investigate when you believe your spouse is concealing assets.
  • Equitable does not mean the same thing as evenly. The Court will divide property equitably, and too many litigants take for granted that this means evenly. The truth is that the division of property is done in a way the Court considers “fair” and that does not always mean each party walks away with half of the assets.
  • Visitation schedules can change, and when the circumstances warrant a change it is best to be flexible. While having a regular schedule in place helps you to manage your daily obligations, there are bound to be times a deviation is needed. If you are able to remain open to being flexible about visits when your spouse makes a request, you can expect the same in return.

Divorce is not easy, but it is also not the end of the world. Call us today for more information about divorce, and what to expect during your case.

For more information about divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.



Celebrity Tips For Successful Relationships

When it comes to advice, there seems to be no shortage of people offering tips. Regardless of the issue; from money, to buying a house, to relationships, everyone has an opinion. Who you choose to listen to can make all the difference in the results obtained. While it is always nice to have friends and family lend a hand or a listening ear, when you are making decisions about important life events, it is best to listen to yourself or a trained professional. Therapists, counselors, and attorneys can help you to make decisions regarding your marriage and give you advice on what to do if your relationship is on the rocks. But, it can also be interesting to see how celebrities handle these same issues that happen to every day, ordinary people.

On the topic of relationship, one popular singer is in the spotlight more than most. Taylor Swift is just as well known for her relationships as she is for her singing. Taylor Swift has this to say about the success of her most recent romantic involvement:

● The singer has had a new beau since March 2015, and from all reports the relationship is going well.

● Swift gives credit for the success of her relationship to an unlikely person; Lady Gaga.

● Tat-tay Swift says Gaga sent her a message about the pairing, and calls it a “love spell”, responsible for the singer’s happiness.

Of course it is silly to believe there is a magic spell that can be cast over a relationship to ensure its longevity or rate of success, but there are some things that do work. Many couples go to counseling to learn how to better communicate, even if their relationship is not showing signs of trouble. It is also important to make an effort to show an interest in the things your mate enjoys, and to talk about your needs. But, even with all the effort in the world, some relationships and marriages come to an end. When that happens, you have to take steps to make sure the split of property and provisions for any kids is fair. We can help to make sure you are treated equitably during a split or divorce, and that your rights are protected. We also look out for the best interest of  your children, because we know their future happiness and success can depend on a well-adjusted post-divorce family.

For more information about divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.


Which Stars Will Get Married Before The New Year?

Being a celebrity means your life is always subject to scrutiny, and in the public eye. This intrusion into your daily routine can be difficult when facing normal life events, such as marriage and divorce. Everyone wants their privacy during personal moments in their life, but with celebrities it seems nothing is off to the media . The public fascination with following the lives of stars dates back to the first black and white films and then the “talkies”. So, what’s up with your favorite star this year? Will they get married, divorced, have kids, or win an award? It is hard to predict the future, but when something happens in the world of superstars, actors, models, and athletes, it doesn’t take long to learn the news. has rounded up their list of celebrity couples likely to get hitched before the calendar turns to January. The list includes the following couples, take a look to see if one of your favorites will soon be off the market:

●          Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

●          Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.

●          Everyone’s favorite “Friend”, Jennifer Aniston and boyfriend Justin Theroux.

●          Fellow “Friend”, Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid.

●          Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray.

●          Olsen twin Mary-Kate and Olivier Sarkozy.

●          Captain Jack Sparrow (aka Johnny Depp) and Amber Heard.

●          Christina Siriano and Brad Walsh.

The list continues, and it can be exciting to watch your favorite star walk down the aisle. When a high profile person gets married, extra precautions are usually taken to protect the rights of the parties. For instance, it is common for a celebrity couple to execute a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage, but this is not a legal formality reserved only for stars or the ultra-wealthy. These types of agreements can benefit everyday couples as well, just the same as proper application of relevant family law plays an important role when a couple dissolves their marriage. We have helped people of all types resolve family law issues, and can help you too. Call us today for the answers to your most pressing family law questions.

For more information about marriage and divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.