Many in New York may have already heard that Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif have come to an agreement after months of publicly attacking each other. At its height, the couple's very public divorce involved a temporary restraining order, nasty Facebook posts and accusations of abuse. The couple was married for 10 years before separating in July of this year.
Maloof had accused her soon-to-be ex-husband of not only abusing her, but also abusing their three children. Even though an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services found that the allegations had no merit, the judge ordered that Nassif would only be allowed supervised visits with the children. The judge indicated there were concerns that Nassif had a temper.
As quickly as the divorce heated up, it has now cooled down. The couple has stated that they have come to a settlement that makes them both happy. The couple says their goal is to make sure that everyone in the family has a chance at happiness and that each parent has the best chance at a good relationship with their children.
Anytime a New York couple divorces, emotions can run high and even get out of control. It is up to the couple to put aside those differences in order to resolve the issues involved in their divorce. Obviously, the more issues that the couple is able to work out without the help of the court, the better off they will be in the end. Resolving issues without court assistance gives a couple more control over their future rather than leaving their lives in the hands of a judge. Of course, should there be an issue that a couple simply can't work out on their own, the courts are there to help.
Source: Huffington Post, "Adrienne Maloof Divorce From Paul Nassif Is Settled," Nov. 8, 2012