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Deion and Pilar Sanders: a messy Texas divorce

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As readers in El Paso may know, divorce is never easy, but it doesn't have to be a grueling mess, nor do the details of a couple's separation or their divorce proceedings have to be emblazoned across the news. However, sometimes emotions are so high and differences so great, the circumstances of a divorce become extremely volatile, and what maybe should be kept private becomes all-too-public.

And that is especially the case with many celebrity divorces. El Paso residents may have read the recent headlines about the divorce proceedings of football star Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar. The former couple is currently working out the details of their divorce in Texas, where they still share a home.

Tension has been high between the husband and wife, and just recently Pilar leveled the accusation that Deion hired a woman to attack and remove Pilar from the home they share.

A woman who is reportedly Deion's aunt came into the house while Pilar was there, and the aunt asked Pilar to leave. When she didn't, the woman is said to have attacked Pilar.

In many divorces, a restraining order is a necessary protection for one or both of the spouses. In this case, Pilar petitioned the court for a restraining order against Deion's aunt. The petition also complains of physical injuries and mental anguish that Pilar says resulted from the attack. The complaint seeks monetary compensation from Deion, as Pilar apparently believes that he arranged the attack in order to remove her from the home and change the locks.

When people are involved in difficult divorce proceedings, sometimes serious accusations factor into the specifics of how the divorce turns out. When a person makes such accusations or is the object of them, usually the best line of action is to seek the help of a legal professional who can accurately assess the circumstances of the claims. Divorce doesn't have to be messy. But when it is, individuals should seek the best protection possible to ensure an equitable solution for all parties involved.

Source: examiner.com, "Pilar Sanders is throwing even more accusations at Deion," Kimberly Turtenwald, Feb. 8, 2012

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