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Trace Adkins' wife files for divorce from the country star

Country music fans in Illinois may be surprised to learn that Trace Adkins is getting divorced. The country music star's wife recently filed for divorce. The couple was married for 16 years and have three children ranging from 16 to nine-years-old. Adkins' wife is seeking primary custody, spousal maintenance and child support. It is unclear the specific reason for the couple's split, but Adkins had recently started rehab after 12 years of sobriety.

Many couples find themselves in the same situation as Adkins and his wife. People change throughout a marriage and sometimes realize that they cannot be together anymore. Every divorce is different based on the specific situation a particular couple is in. Sometimes people are only together for a short time, have no children and do not have any property together. Generally these couples can easily split their possessions. However, others, like Adkins, have a lot of assets and children. These divorces can be much more complicated.

When people have a lot of assets property division can take some time. This is mainly because they need to first value all the assets and that means that the couple will have to utilize forensic accounts, property appraisers and perhaps a business appraiser. Once the professionals have valued everything, then the couple can finally start to divide the assets, which may be contentious. One spouse may also want spousal maintenance, which is also sometimes very contentious.

Couples with children will also have to deal with child custody, parenting time and child support. They will have to sort out both legal and physical custody and determine when the children will be with each parent. They will then have to figure out child support as well. When both parents are close to the children, this can be a very difficult process.

Many couples in Illinois get divorced every year. This is often a very difficult process as emotions play a significant role in the process. There are many aspects to a high asset divorce, especially when the couple also have children. However, in any divorce there are many legal implications that arise that must be dealt with.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Trace Adkins is getting divorced from wife Rhonda Adkins," March 27, 2014

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