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One U.S. attorney general to deal with divorce issues

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A state attorney general has filed for divorce from her husband of 14 years, according to a news report. Texas residents may have already heard about this story, which has been making headlines nationwide. Given the high profile nature of the separation, it is likely the couple will face certain unique divorce issues. However, much of their separation will follow lines familiar to those who have experienced divorce in the past. 

The complaint was filed on Dec. 26 in a family court near the couple's residence. The attorney general has claimed irreconcilable differences as the cause for the split. The couple has two children together whose ages were not included in the report. If they are not adults, the couple may have to consider terms for child custody and/or support. 

Additionally, asset and debt division will need to be discussed as part of the separation agreement. Of course, divorce issues like asset division are not unique to this particular couple. However, unlike in Texas, the couple's home state is an equitable distribution state, which means their assets will be divided according to the court's determination of what is fair instead of equally as they would be in Texas. 

It seems likely that this high-profile divorce will remain in the news for some time, at least until the separation is finalized. In the meantime, Texas residents facing divorce issues are reminded that support and guidance are available for both members of a separating couple. It is important for both individuals to be as knowledgeable as possible about the process before beginning divorce proceedings.

Source: wfmz.com, "Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane files for divorce", Dec. 27, 2014

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