Like many California parents who divorce, NFL superstar Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and his former wife agreed to share custody of their three children as part of their new co-parenting plan. However, certain issues have recently arisen that have complicated matters in the Sanders case. For instance, the judge who is overseeing this particular case recently ordered Sanders to pay more than $10,000 per month in child support.
Back in April, Sanders and his now estranged wife had been sharing a mansion. At some point, an altercation broke out between them that resulted in police being dispatched to the scene. Both accused the other of abuse. However, police who investigated the situation ultimately determined that no abuse had taken place.
Since that time, Sanders' former wife has petitioned the court for spousal support in the amount of $14,000 per month. Sanders has also been ordered to pay more than a quarter million dollars for her legal expenses. As all family law judges do when presented with multiple requests, the judge in this case will take each separate issue under consideration before handing down a ruling.
Some California spouses are able to amicably settle their differences out of court. It is not uncommon, though, for situations similar to the Sanders' to occur. Many situations are quite complex, especially concerning co-parenting plans, property division and financial matters. By acting alongside experienced legal representation, a concerned spouse can protect his or her rights and assets, as well as the best interests of any children involved.