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Florida Congressman Alan Grayson begins divorce negotiation

Our readers likely know that any divorce can be challenging, but perhaps none so much as high-profile or celebrity divorce cases. In these cases, divorce negotiation issues such as child support, alimony or property division may be complex and often challenging. Such may be the case for Florida Congressman Alan Grayson after his wife recently filed for divorce.

The Congressman’s office confirmed that Grayson’s wife Lolita filed for divorce, recently citing that their 23-year marriage was “irretrievably broken.” While sources report that the couple is separated, few details have been provided about the status of their relationship. The couple has five children together, with ages ranging from eight to 18 years old. No word has been reported on any plans for child custody arrangements.

As most anyone can imagine, a divorce involving minor children and a high-profile career can lead to turbulent negotiations. For the Congressman, the stress surrounding the divorce may be exacerbated by recent financial struggles following an investment that went bust, reportedly costing him $18 million. It is currently unclear how this financial issue may factor into his divorce case.

During divorce negotiation, it is important for Florida couples to remember exactly what is important to the heart of the matter. For the Congressman and his wife, keeping the best interests of their children in perspective and seeking mutually agreeable solutions regarding them may be one of the best ways to ensure a smooth resolution. This may also allow them the opportunity to resolve outstanding financial issues as well. When couples can work together to resolve divorce proceedings amicably, the parties as well as the children will likely benefit in the long-run.

Source: chicagotribune.com, Florida congressman’s wife seeks divorce, Barbara Liston, Jan. 7, 2014

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