Maryland residents could be interested in Timbaland’s divorce

Maryland music fans may be following the split between the well-known producer and artist, Timbaland, and his soon to be ex-wife, Monique. While not every divorce has the same dynamic this one has, most people going through the same type of situation can relate in some way. This divorce is particularly interesting because there is a child from a previous relationship involved that his wife is requesting support for.

The pair have been married for five years. They have a 5-year-old daughter together, and Monique has a 10-year-old son from a previous relationship. She is requesting support for her son as well as their shared daughter on the basis that she and Timbaland were together several years before they married and he claimed the young boy both privately and publicly as his. With a net worth estimated at approximately $80 million, he could potentially have a lot to lose.

Monique has requested an immediate lump sum alimony payment as well as what is considered rehabilitative alimony, which would be payment over a short period of time that is designed to help her adjust to her new financial lifestyle of only having one income. In addition, she reportedly wants the tuition for the kids’ private schools paid for as well as life insurance and vacations. It was not noted if the couple had a prenuptial agreement.

Maryland couples facing a divorce may not have an estimated worth in the millions, but they can probably relate to potentially paying child support, alimony and possibly life insurance or other expenses. Those that are facing this situation may wish to understand what each individual is entitled to under the state law. Knowing what a person is entitled to can help create realistic expectations which can make the divorce process go smoother for all involved.

Source: NY Daily News, Timbaland’s wife files for divorce, seeks child support for son from previous relationship, Zayda Rivera, Oct. 17, 2013

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