Who knew I would be sitting here blogging about New Kids on the Block 15 years after my obsession with them back in the 90s. Well, since this is a family law blog, I have to relate it to a family law somehow. Turns out, one of the members of NKOTB, Donnie Wahlberg, has finally finalized his divorce with his ex-wife Kim Fey. The details of the divorce were not disclosed. However, the parties reportedly filed for dissolution back in August of 2008. At that time, Kim Fey requested that Donnie pay her child support and spousal support. She also requested child custody orders.
In any initial proceeding for divorce, it is not uncommon that upon the filing of a Petition and Summons, that a party request temporary child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and attorney fee orders. These are called pendente lite orders. Typically, the moving party filing for said orders is usually the spouse that has been supported during the marriage (i.e. homemaker, wife) and will need temporary support pending the divorce litigation.
At any rate, going through the divorce process is not easy. There a lot of issues to consider especially if children are involved. Donnie and Kim have two kids together and both will have to work together to co-parent and raise their kids. Divorce is never easy. If kids are involved, your ex-spouse will be a part of your life until your kids turn 18 and are not in high school.
Either way, if you are contemplating divorce or have any Orange County child custody issues, please contact an Orange County divorce attorney for more information.