Splitting up assets and determining details on child custody and financial support is not easy for a Pennsylvania couple going through a divorce. Spelling out those many of those terms in a prenuptial agreement before getting married may make it easier should the couple subsequently decide to divorce. Although many people see drawing up a prenup as planning for divorce, it is actually more of a protective measure -- some refer to it as an insurance policy -- just in case it does happen.
Rikki Rockett, the drummer for the heavy metal band, Poison, and his wife have settled the terms of their divorce. They essentially stuck to the terms of the prenup they signed before they married nine years ago. In addition, he will pay for the car his ex-wife drives and give her $45,000 he received from selling some property they owned.
Even though custody of their two children, ages 7 and 4, will be shared, Rockett is going to pay $2,000 each month in child support until they reach 18. He will also pay his ex-wife a monthly sum of $1,000 for the next three years. Should Rockett tour with the band for several months at a time, both the child support and the spousal support payments double while he is on the road.
When two people try and work out a divorce settlement on their own, there may be terms they forget to include or conditions about which they may be unaware. Any type of omission may lead to future conflict and another court appearance. To ensure all stipulations are covered in Pennsylvania, each party can rely upon separate legal counsel throughout the proceedings.
Source: tmz.com, "Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett's Divorce is Final, He Owes More if Band is Touring", July 6, 2017