Minnesota basketball fans may have recently heard about some of the ongoing off-the-court drama of NBA star Allen Iverson. Iverson is in the midst of finalizing a divorce from his wife of 10 years, and she has now filed a court document asking the former NBA point guard to turn over the names and phone numbers of every woman he slept with during their marriage. His wife, Tawanna Iverson, has previously said that the divorce had nothing to do with infidelity.
Divorce rates are consistently higher for military couples than for civilian couples, for one reason or another. Currently, the military divorce rate is about 3.7 percent, up from 2.6 percent 10 years ago. When we speak of military couples, we mean that either the husband or the wife is in the military, not necessarily both.
Many St. Paul residents who have undergone a significant change in 2011--such a divorce--are likely beginning to find out some of the resulting tax implications.
When couples divorce in Minnesota, there are many things that are divided. From property, finances and assets to child custody and parenting time, many things that had been shared together must be divvyed up. And in St. Paul and elsewhere, another family law issue that is becoming more and more common is deciding what will happen to the pets.