Massachusetts readers of this blog may be interested in recent developments surrounding the divorce of Terrell Owens. The former NFL player’s wife is claiming she needs alimony to maintain the lifestyle to which she grew accustomed during the time the two were married. She neglects to mention that the marriage lasted only about 72 hours.
According to reports, Owens and Rachel Snider were married on Jan. 23. The marriage was over on Jan. 26. Owens filed for divorce almost immediately. Snider allegedly attempted suicide in response, according to online sources.
Snider says the stories of a 72-hour marriage are misleading and not a true indication of the history she shares with Owens. She claims she and Owens have been involved in a secret relationship for the past five years. She said she now feels he married her solely to procure a $2 million loan. Snider is attempting to have Owens cover the cost of her legal expenses. She also plans to dispute Owens’ assertion that the two do not share any community property.
Owens has taken on the role of attorney for himself. He says he plans to request that Snider be made responsible for the legal costs of the divorce. To date, he is not speaking publicly about the purported alimony request.
Any couple going through a divorce, whether in Massachusetts or elsewhere, must make decisions on how they will move forward. Questions like alimony payments and division of property will inevitably come up. The way in which they are resolved can have far-reaching consequences for both people involved.
Source: Sports World News, Terrell Owens’ wife Rachel Snider seeking alimony payments after three-day marriage?, Glenn Minnis, March 7, 2014