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Former boxing champ embroiled in legal dispute with ex-wife

Many are often surprised at the issues that come out as couples work their way through divorce proceedings in Long Island. Often, seemingly normal people can reveal outlandish details or make surprising demands as part of their settlement agreements. Given the assets at stake and the public profiles of those involved, people engaged in high net-worth divorces may face issues that are even more outrageous (and, in some cases, downright bizarre).

Such a fact is currently being evidenced in the ongoing dispute between a former world champion boxer and his ex-wife. The woman is currently engaged in a defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband, saying that comments he has made have adversely affected both her personal life and her career. The initial claim that prompted her lawsuit was that she was not divorced from her previous spouse at the time the couple married in 2001. In recent hearings, the man involved has also said that she insisted on him getting a vasectomy as part of their divorce agreement, as well as saying that she once worked as a stripper. Yet perhaps the most shocking detail was that the couple's settlement included forcing him to give her the three world title belts he earned during his fighting career.

When hearing such details, it may be easy to dismiss them as being petty demands coming from bitter people who simply want their ex-spouses to suffer or to make as much as they can from their relationships. However, some divorce cases, particularly those involving people with a large amount of assets, such demands may be necessary in order to ensure equity and fairness between both parties. Those looking for assistance in earning such equity in their divorce cases may wish to enlist the services of an experienced attorney.

Source: BoxingScene.com "Mosley Asked To Get Vasectomy as Part of Divorce Agreement!" May 25, 2017

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