Sandra Bullock has officially become a victim of the Best Actress Oscar curse now that her divorce with Jesse James has been finalized. New York Daily News reports that Sandra Bullock and Jesse James signed the divorce papers in Texas and that they're now going their separate ways.
Jesse James stated that he plans to move to Austin so his three kids can continue to have a relationship with his ex-wife. Sandra Bullock, on the other hand, is looking to start a family of her own by adopting a 5 1/2 month old boy named Louis Barado. The actress has been in the process of the adoption since January.
Family lawyers started to get involved in the celebrity divorce last April when Sandra Bullock first filed for the divorce. The exact settlement of the divorce has been sealed by the court, but the initial divorce filing cited "discord or conflict of personalities" as grounds for the divorce. The couple had been married for five years before proceeding with the divorce.
The celebrity couple probably realized that the process of divorce can be complicated. When couples own a large amount of money or property together, legal matters can be especially complex. This is why it's important for both parties in a divorce to have their own family lawyer for representation. Family lawyers can write up a divorce petition that states how property division and child custody issues should be settled. For a list of Phoenix family lawyers, see FindLaw's lawyer directory.
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