Divorce is fairly common. Unfortunately, whether people live in Georgia
or elsewhere, children are often involved. A messy, drawn out divorce
can be unhealthy for everyone involved. Children of all ages are forced
to deal with this change. Emotionally, children may bear the burden of
a divorce proceeding more than anyone else involved. While a divorce is
never easy, the negative effects can be lessened with cooperation.
A couple in Georgia has recently dealt with family law issues. Last June,
wife of former basketball superstar Allen Iverson filed for divorce. At
that time she denied allegations of infidelity. These days, however, she
is singing a different tune.
She recently filed court papers in Atlanta asking Iverson to identify each
and every woman he has had sexual relations with since the start of their
marriage in 2001. She requested he give their phone numbers to the court
as well. Some speculate that Iverson's soon to be ex-wife went this
route in an effort to push for a settlement. The two parents have five
In an interesting twist, experts note that she needs to be careful not
to violate divorce laws. In Georgia, if Mrs. Iverson knew of her husband's
extramarital affairs, but forgave him and went to counseling, she cannot
later use those indiscretions against him in court.
It is easy to see why Mrs. Iverson might take this route. The moment she
filed for divorce, her husband began spending large amounts of money and
stopped depositing money in their joint account. She said she was having
trouble paying the bills and providing for their kids, and she saw no
help from Iverson.
While disagreements are likely to arise in most divorces, working together
in a peaceful manner may help couples solve disputes more quickly. Often,
people find it best to work with an experienced attorney who can help
couples come to a resolution that is fair for everyone involved.