Divorce can stir up resentment when finances are on the line

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Many times, divorce proceedings create an enormous amount of stress for the people involved. This can be especially true for high-profile cases. Although many Texas residents are able to work through the issues of a divorce, not everyone is able to come to agreements easily. This seems to be the case in a recent high-profile divorce case between Tareq and Michaele Salahi. The couple has clashed over several debts, among other issues.

The Salahis first gained notoriety in November 2009 when they snuck into a state dinner. Michaele separated from Tareq in September 2011 and has been dating a guitarist from the rock band Journey ever since. Although Michaele filed divorce papers in December, several financial issues have become the basis of a bitter legal battle between the two spouses.

Financial records showed that Tareq borrowed $506,400 in July 2006 for a 30-year mortgage on a home that is currently said to have an estimated value of $392,300. Furthermore, Tareq apparently traveled to Europe, Cancun, Central America, Beverley Hills, California and New York City after the two separated. Tareq has demanded that Michaele contribute to the mortgage and other debts — something she has refused to do.

This couple’s situation shows that sometimes divorce is not an easy process. As many Texas residents know, when spouses feel bitter toward each other, the issues can be more difficult to resolve. However, a reasonable settlement may depend upon open communication and cooperation. And if that is not possible, a court can step in. It will be interesting to see how the Salahis resolve their pending divorce.

Source: NV Daily, “Michaele Salahi wins key court battle against husband,” Joe Beck, April 17, 2012

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