Grayson divorce gets more complicated, new developments

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Divorce on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

We have often covered divorces and some of the situations that occur during those divorces that might pose a problem. A while back, we discussed the drama around United States Representative Alan Grayson’s divorce. If you remember, that included accusations of bigamy and domestic violence. It seems as though this Florida divorce is just getting messier by the day.

In the most recent development, the estranged wife of the representative is claiming that the man hasn’t been paying for certain items. The court papers claim that for 24 years, the woman has been dependent upon him for support. It asserts that she doesn’t have funds to make repairs to and keep up the 5,300-square-foot marital home where she and their children live.

Representative Grayson’s attorney says his client is paying more than $10,000 monthly on household expenses, utilities, the mortgage and child support. He is also paying for their eldest child’s college tuition.

She says the home is in severe disrepair. She says broken windows are allowing rain into the home. She also alleges the roof is leaking and there is mold in the home. Since she has been a stay-at-home mother for more than two decades, her filing alleges that the representative should pay for the upkeep of the home. The representative’s attorney says that it is up to her to up the home — not up to his client.

As you can see, there are some divorces that are nothing short of messy and complicated. The Grayson’s divorce is a good reminder that having someone on your side who knows about your situation and who can stand up for you in legal matters is important.

Source: StarTribune, “Florida Rep. Grayson’s messy divorce gets messier; estranged wife complains on house condition” Mike Schneider, Oct. 16, 2014