Earlier this year, singer Ne-Yo and his no ex-wife, Crystal Renay, finalized their divorce. The divorce only took six months to conclude.
Ne-Yo allegedly had a child with another woman, according to Crystal Renay. She also claims that he cheated on her for years and that she no longer wished to live a lie.
Despite the public nature of their breakup, both parties have expressed a desire for privacy, especially for the sake of their children. The focus now is on co-parenting their three children: Isabella Rose, Roman Alexander-Raj, and Shaffer Chimere Jr.
What Are the Terms of Their Divorce?
The court documents obtained reveal that a judge from the Superior Court of Fulton County in Georgia's Family Division granted a "total divorce". The details of their divorce settlement, as reported by TMZ, indicate that Renay will receive a one-time payment of $1.6 million for their property and one of the four homes they shared in Georgia. Furthermore, she will receive $20,000 to cover moving costs.
As part of the agreement, NE-YO will keep their 2022 Bentley Bentayga, but will provide Renay with $150,000 to purchase her own vehicle. Regarding child support, Renay will receive $12,000 a month for the three children she shares with NE-YO, and he will also cover school fees. In addition, Renay will receive $5,000 a month in alimony for three years.
The couple has also agreed not to introduce any romantic partners to their children unless they are engaged, married, or have received approval from the other parent. This comes after Renay filed for divorce in August, alleging that NE-YO had fathered a child with another woman during their marriage.
Does Infidelity Affect Divorce in Pennsylvania?
Adultery is indeed recognized as grounds for a fault-based divorce in the state. However, proving infidelity can be complicated, requiring clear and convincing evidence.
While infidelity doesn't directly affect property division in Pennsylvania, as the state follows the principle of equitable distribution (fair but not necessarily equal division of assets), it could potentially impact spousal support and alimony. If the spouse seeking support is proven to have committed adultery, the court may consider this when determining the amount and duration of support.
Regarding child custody, courts in Pennsylvania prioritize the best interests of the child. While adultery might not directly influence a court's decision, the circumstances surrounding the infidelity could. For example, if a parent's extramarital affairs were conducted in a way that exposed the child to inappropriate situations, this could factor into custody decisions.
It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and each case is unique. Individuals navigating a divorce where infidelity is involved should seek legal counsel to understand all possible outcomes. Even in cases involving infidelities, you may still decide to file uncontested to maintain privacy and avoid litigation costs.
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