‘Real Housewives’ Sheree Whitfield and her attorneys have dropped a divorce appeal after coming to the conclusion that her ex-husband really is broke.
According to Sheree’s attorney, the former NFL player hasn’t paid child support in 15 months and still owes Sheree $350,000.
In their 2005 divorce trial, a Fulton county judge awarded Sheree custody of the couple’s two children, $2,142 a month in child support, a lump sum payment of $775,000 in cash and shares of four NFL retirement accounts.
Bob Whitfield, 37, was awarded the family’s $2.4 million, 5,900-square-foot home in Sandy Springs and his recording studio, in addition to other properties.
To date, Whitfield has paid $425,000 of the $775,000 owed. But Sheree quickly ran through that money and found she could not maintain the lifestyle she felt she deserved on just $2,142 a month.
But Whitfield’s lawyer, Christopher Olmstead, complained that Sheree was wasting the court’s time with a frivolous lawsuit. He requested she be ordered to pay his attorney fees plus penalties. “This is an affront to the court,” Olmstead said.
Sheree and her attorneys dropped the appeal now that Whitfield’s mansion is in foreclosure and scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps.
Sheree’s attorney claimed the divorce appeal was filed for legitimate reasons but the issue is now moot because Whitfield is broke. (LINK)
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