Florida congressman, Alan Grayson, has suffered from a difficult year over the past 12 months. Not only did he lose $18 million on an allegedly fraudulent investment, but now his wife has filed for divorce. She referred to their marital union as irretrievably broken. Now, the 55-year-old lawyer and politician may need the divorce litigation process in order to finalize the dissolution of his marriage.
According to the politician’s office, he and his spouse have separated and are going through a difficult transition. The couple has five children together, ages eight to 18, and their marriage has lasted for 23 years. According to the congressman’s office, his priority lies with his children, and he is focused on caring for them and safeguarding their wellbeing.
Before entering politics, Congressman Grayson was employed as a lawyer. He specialized in government contracts and lawsuits that involved contracts in connection with the Iraq war. Still, as many Florida residents are painfully aware, the divorce litigation process may be one of the more difficult challenges that Grayson and his family will ever have to face.
For Florida residents who are in positions of celebrity and/or power, such as Grayson, there are unique obstacles that must be faced during the divorce litigation process. While resolving one’s differences and coming to a divorce settlement amicably is the best option for all parties involved, it is not always achievable. Sometimes, a concerted effort must be made to ensure that one side is treated equally and not taken advantage of. Fortunately, however, with a detailed understanding of the law, Florida residents can avoid many of the most dangerous pitfalls involved in divorce litigation.
Source: whtc.com, Florida congressman’s wife seeks divorce, Barbara Liston, Jan. 7, 2014