We have discussed the divorce unfolding in Texas between Deion Sanders and his wife of 14 years in various capacities across this blog. There have been allegations of domestic violence, disputes over custody and claims by Deion that all of the media attention surrounding his split is negatively impacting his career and endorsement deals. The couple's divorce trial began this month, and in the latest development, an arbitrator has ruled that the prenuptial agreement the couple signed will be upheld.
While spouses in Texas are in some instances able to part on relatively peaceful terms, this is not always the case. In some instances, divorce is fueled by anger and betrayal. In such contentious and high-conflict divorces, litigation can be long, drawn-out and ultimately expensive. Toward the end, some individuals can be so blinded by a desire for revenge that they are unable to realize that ultimately they are hurting themselves.
Last week we posted about methods through which Texas couples that are looking to quickly part ways and are largely in agreement on the terms of a divorce can end their marital union in an uncontested divorce. While in an ideal world where a marriage no longer functions as the spouses would like, both parties can part on amicable terms and remain cordial for the sake of any children, this is not always the case. Some divorces are a far cry from uncontested.
In a very crystallized and simplified view of divorce, there are two fronts that can be significantly impacted when a couple chooses to end their marriage in Texas. One of those two fronts is the emotional front. There is an expansive array of emotions that an individual may confront at the end of a marriage.
In previous posts about the contested divorce between Deion and Pilar Sanders, it becomes clearer with each update that their split is filled with drama. In the beginning, it sounded as though Pilar wanted to keep the marriage together. She eventually, however, accepted that the Texas divorce was on and decided to challenge the pair's prenuptial agreement.
The popularity of Facebook is astronomical. When most of us are not using our computers for work, we take our free moments to update our statuses or check in on our friends online. One man in the process of divorce reportedly included a status update that didn't sit well with his estranged wife or a judge involved with their case.
Another famous athlete. Another high-profile divorce. Deion Sanders isn't just a famous athlete, but he is undoubtedly one of the most famous in the U.S. He is one of few stars to play professional football and baseball. His sports successes have landed him a luxurious Texas home, a home that he is reportedly still sharing with his wife Pilar, even though Deion filed for divorce in Texas last month.
Sure, when someone thinks of family law, he probably doesn't think that a divorce or the many disputes that can come with it are entirely easy. But divorce can be a smooth process, especially when the parties involved both want out and there are no extreme situations within the family.