Infidelity, money issues and no longer sharing the same interests are just a few of the many reasons couples choose to end a marriage. No matter the reason for divorce, one person delaying the inevitable often leads to frustration and greater animosity. A California court has recently received papers from Tamar Braxton asking for a “status only” divorce. If granted, the parties would be legally single but would still have to resolve various financial and child custody issues.
The “Braxton Family Values” star initially filed for divorce from Vince Herbert a year-and-a-half ago, but nothing more was done by either party until 11 months later, when Braxton pursued full custody of the couple’s 5-year-old son. At that time, the judge in the case warned that the original filing would be dismissed for inactivity if Braxton was not more aggressive in seeing it through. Although Herbert was given 30 days to respond to her petition, he disregarded her attempts and she sought to finalize the divorce.
Braxton claims nothing can be done to move the couple past their irreconcilable differences. Even if her petition is granted, they still have to make decisions on spousal and child support and custody of their son. Braxton has moved on romantically and is sharing a home with the man she has been dating for the better part of this past year. She says her son told her his father has found someone new, as well.
Sometimes the divorce process goes quickly. Other times, like this one, it can drag out for months that never seem to end. The perpetual waiting can be the cause of a great deal of apprehension. A skilled California attorney can help smooth the divorce process and focus on addressing unresolved issues in an appropriate manner.