In the middle of preparing for a complicated custody trial, I was contacted by Smart Money to discuss the divorce considerations of Jon and Kate. (I may have been the only person in America not to know who they are – fortunately, my wife filled me in.)
The article, in which I am extensively quoted, addresses many of the issues to be considered when contemplating divorce. The complexity of the issues is compounded exponentially because of the sheer size of Jon and Kate’s family.
Indeed, the child support calculation is simply “off the charts” as the child support guidelines do not even contemplate families of this size. Moreover, the overnight “celebrity” may skew the child support calculation which will be based on the couple’s reality television income, which I am sure, is substantially higher than their pre-television earnings.