There are usually a lot of emotions in play at the end of a marriage. While often times couples in Morris County, and elsewhere, want a clean split that allows them to move on, in other cases a couple may choose to maintain a relationship despite having decided that they can no longer be married.
In a somewhat uncommon divorce settlement arrangement, the host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough, and his now ex-wife plan to continue to live together in their home in Connecticut. Scarborough, according to reports, will pay the mortgage on the home as a part of their agreement and the couple will raise their five and 10-year-old children there together. Their settlement reportedly includes stipulations regarding their interactions and personal space within the home. They will purportedly share joint custody of the two children. As a result of their joint custody arrangement, neither will pay child support.
In addition to continuing to pay for the home they will share, Scarborough will also reportedly pay his former wife alimony for seven years. According to reports, he will pay her $30,000 per month for five years and $25,000 per month for the remaining two years. Additionally, Scarborough was to pay his ex-wife a lump sum payment of $150,000, which he has already paid.
Regardless of whether your relationship is amicable or contentious, if you are thinking about filing for divorce, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. A lawyer can help look out for your interests, no matter the type of settlement you and your spouse are seeking, as well as address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Source: TMZ, “Joe Scarborough Divorce – He Earns $99,000 a Week”, Oct. 11, 2013