Los Angeles Divorce Leads to Baseball Drug Allegations

Jason Kendall’s recent troubles are an unfortunate reminder of how a Los Angeles or Orange County divorce can bring unwanted aspects of one’s life out into the open – a fact that reinforces the importance of having a talented and experienced Orange County divorce lawyer on your side during any California family court proceeding.

Kendall, a veteran catcher headed into his 15th major league season, has spent spring training trying alternately to explain and to avoid talking about “charges in court papers alleging that (he) is overusing Adderall, a prescription he takes for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,” according to a recent report in the Kansas City Star (Kendall plays for the Kansas City Royals). The ballplayer and his wife Chantel live in Southern California, and the papers became public as part of their California divorce. The celebrity-tracking website Radar OnLine claims it found the Adderall charge after reviewing “a more than 3,000 page divorce file” on the Kendalls.

The charges are potentially explosive at a time when professional baseball is trying to live down a reputation for taking a lax attitude toward performance enhancing drugs during the 1990s. Radar OnLine’s report alleges that baseball players have been seeking prescriptions for Adderall as a way to get around bans on amphetamines.

According to Radar, the couple have been married since 2004 and have two children. Chantel, now reported to be dating the son of rock star Rod Stewart (he appeared with her at a court hearing earlier this month, according to the Star), also has two children from a previous marriage.

The Orange County divorce process can be grueling in the best of circumstances. Picking the right Orange County divorce lawyer is the key first step. An experienced Orange County divorce attorney can work with you to minimize the intrusiveness of the process while at the same time ensuring that any information you and your California divorce attorneys are entitled to is properly disclosed as your case moves forward.

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