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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Karenna Gore Schiff Separates From Husband

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Perhaps family drama is contagious in the Gore family. The New York Daily News recently reported that the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, Karenna Gore Schiff, has separated from her husband Drew Schiff after 12 years of marriage. This news comes just a couple weeks after Al and Tipper Gore announced their separation.

Family law attorneys may say that Karenna Gore Schiff is going through perhaps a more complex separation, since she has three young children with her husband Drew Schiff: Wyatt, 10; Anna, 8; and Oscar, 3. It's been reported that Karenna's parents, Al and Tipper Gore, have been helping their daughter out with the kids.

Neither Karenna nor Drew Schiff have commented on their separation, so it's unclear if child support issues or child custody issues have been brought up or if they will arise in the future. If there are children involved in a marriage and a legal separation is being sought, a legal agreement is usually made that sets arrangements regarding custody or visitation.

The state of Texas has no specific provisions for a legal separation, so it's uncommon for couples residing in the state to go through such a process. However, family courts in the Lone Star state allow for temporary orders to be filed when a divorce has been filed. Texas family law attorneys often help soon-to-be divorced couples file for temporary orders, which can address various family law issues, including child custody, child visitation, child support, alimony, and property division.

Related Resources:

  • Texas Legal Requirements for Divorce (FindLaw)
  • Legal Separation Before Divorce (FindLaw)
  • Find Texas Family Law Attorneys  (FindLaw)

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