Perhaps “don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart,” by Billy Ray Cyrus or “You lie” by Reba McEntire?
Both tunes would be fitting ballads to describe the recent divorce of Kelly Clarkston from her husband of seven years.
The couple recently separated in June and are now battling in court over alimony and child support payments.
The court granted Clarkston primary custody of her two children, and now her ex-spouse is seeking over $400,000 a month in spousal and child support.
Clarkston cited a break down in trust as the reason for the split while also claiming her former husband defrauded her out of millions.
Protect your interests
Although most separating couples won’t be squabbling over millions of dollars, all divorces have much at stake. Everyone has assets, property, and possessions that they deem valuable. Many people have precious heirlooms that they see as priceless.
Successfully managing a divorce means ensuring your interests are protected; it also means protecting the well-being of any vulnerable dependents, such as children. This is especially true in the context of alimony and child support, where a few thousand dollars a month can have a drastic impact on a person’s quality of life.
Knowing how much support to ask for, and how that support should be structured, is more complicated than it seems.
Having an experienced divorce lawyer by your side is the most efficient way to ensure your being treated fairly. They understand the subtleties of California law and what evidence is required to prove your case.
Going through divorce is painful enough, it’s often better to leave the legal side of it to a professional.