People put their houses on the market for several reasons but a growing reason seems to be divorce as more separating couples decide to sell the home rather than have one continue living in the house. With the increase in divorcing couples putting their homes up for sale, more and more realtors have started to specialize in selling divorced couples' homes.
Although this particular case did not originate in our state, Georgia readers of our blog might be interested in it none the less. The case involves a police chief who was convicted on charges of insurance fraud and official misconduct. Although he intends to appeal his conviction, if it holds up in appeals court he could lose his $11,000 monthly pension. Prior to his conviction, and alleged illegal activities he was divorced.
At some point after a divorce had taken place, a husband agreed with his former spouse to make a single $20,000 lump-sum payment. In doing so, his wife assured him that he would then be relieved of his $500 per month spousal support obligations.