Divorce is never easy, particularly for those in the media spotlight. Georgia
pro basketball fans may have heard rumors that San Antonio Spurs power
forward Tim Duncan is getting divorced. A spokesman for the team has confirmed
that the All-Star and his wife of nearly 12 years are in the process of
going through a divorce.
Not many details are available yet, since Duncan has been keeping his family
situation under wraps. In addition, it appears that he has been delaying
the divorce until after the NBA playoffs. The Spurs are currently leading
in the Western Conference finals. Duncan's wife filed for divorce
in March, but the proceedings are being put on hold so that Duncan can
focus on winning another title for the Spurs. Once the Spurs get knocked
out the playoffs or win the title, Duncan has 30 days to respond to the
Duncan and his wife were married in July, 2001 and have two children. The
divorce was filed in Bexar County, Texas. With Texas being a community
property state, Duncan's assets will likely be split 50/50 with his
soon-to-be-ex-wife, unless he has a prenuptial agreement in place. With
an estimated net worth of $75 million, he has a lot to lose.
Property division is not the only issue this couple will have to face.
They also have young children, so they will need to decide on who will
get custody of the children. The parents can decide on child custody arrangements
or have the court decide. If one parent gets sole custody, the other will
likely have to pay child support. In this case, if Duncan's wife gets
custody, Duncan will likely be asked to pay a hefty monthly payment based
on his income.