Pasadena divorce attorneys say a separation can be useful in helping couples see if divorce is in their best interests. Time apart can help a couple work out their differences or it can clarify the desire to end the marriage permanently.
Basketball Wives: LA star Malaysia Pargo recently filed for divorce from her husband, Chicago Hornets player Jannero Pargo. The couple was married in 2006 and separated in 2012. They have three children together: a seven-year-old boy and three-year-old twins.
According to divorce documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Malaysia is asking for sole legal and physical custody of the children. She is also requesting spousal support and payment of her legal fees.
When there is a discrepancy in income between spouses, the court can order alimony payments and/or payment of the legal fees for the lower earning spouse. Receiving sole legal and physical custody of the children from the relationship is more unusual. Joint custody arrangements are becoming increasingly common, especially among upper income couples. From the court’s perspective, it’s typically in the best interests of the children to allow them to have an active relationship with both parents. However, it’s important to keep in mind that sole custody typically means one parent still has visitation rights and that sole custody would be granted if both parents willingly agreed this was in the children’s best interests.
It is rumored that Malaysia’s decision to divorce is linked to Jannero’s infidelity. However, since California is a no-fault divorce state, the fact that one spouse had an extramarital affair has no impact on the final settlement.
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