The divorce between NFL star Chad Johnson and reality TV star Evelyn Lozada was recently finalized. Like everyone else in America, Illinois residents likely get more than their fair share of celebrity news. But high-profile divorces can also serve as helpful talking points for people who are going through a divorce without having to see the details of their marital problems emblazoned across headlines.
Nearly a month ago, Johnson, formerly known as Ochocinco, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge for alleged domestic violence against his now ex-wife Lozada. The reality star claimed her then-husband head-butted her during a dispute that arose after she found some condoms she believed were his.
Johnson pleaded no contest to the charges after working out a deal with prosecutors. According to the deal, he was placed on 12 months of probation and will attend 26 weeks in a battery intervention program.
After the domestic violence charges were made public, the Miami Dolphins dropped Johnson from the lineup, and VH1 cancelled the former couple’s planned reality show, Ev and Ocho. The struggles of Johnson and Lozada may seem like they happen on a grand scale, but many people who aren’t famous can certainly relate with how difficult the dissolution of a marriage can be.
When a couple decides to divorce, the emotional roller coaster that follows is often linked to a wide variety of concerns, including child custody, property division, alimony and child support, to name a few. To get through this difficult time, it is best that both parties seek legal help. All divorces are very emotional, and sometimes a third party’s perspective can be the best thing for achieving a fair and equitable settlement.
Source: ESPN, “Chad Johnson’s divorce finalized,” Sept. 20, 2012