Sara Evans receives divorce
Friday, September 28, 2007
– After a nasty fight, Sara Evans was granted a divorce Friday due to irreconcilable differences.
Evans and Craig Schelske split in October 2006 with rumors of infidelity flying from both sides.
The two sides agreed in court on a joint custody plan for their three children and a split of marital assets. Evans also agreed to pay Schelske alimony of at least $500,000 over 10 years.
"Both parties are fully committed to raising their children in a cooperative and positive way. Both parties are loving and caring parents," said a brief statement. "They request that everyone respect the family's privacy."
Evans filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage, alleging that Schelske committed adultery, was verbally and emotionally abusive, drank excessively and frequently watched pornography in their home.
Schelske mounted his own defense, denying the claims. He alleged that Evans was having an extramarital affair. Evans was sued by a former nanny named in the proceedings.
Schelske, a native of Salem, Ore., ran for Congress as a Republican from Oregon's 5th District in 2002, but lost in the primary.
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