Splitting from your significant other is always a complicated and difficult process. The complexity increases with the length of your marriage and the greater your wealth. The more assets, income and debts, the harder it is to separate each of your lives. Now imagine the complexity of vast wealth coupled with being a high-profile couple.
The on-going and highly contested divorce between DMX and his ex-wife finally took a turn for the better this past week. DMX appeared at the most recent court date where he and his ex-wife agreed to exchange financial information. For couples to successfully split, they must exchange financial information. This is important because both parties must be aware of their collective holdings in order create a fair agreement.
This cooperative behavior contrasts with his earlier behavior in which DMX missed a prior court date last year in October. It is important that you don't miss court dates because the judge can issue arrest warrants to compel your appearance. Judges can also levy contempt of court charges to punish unwilling parties.
Getting a divorce is a legal process that means that you have to comply with all court orders and show up at your court dates. To refuse, as in DMX's case, could result in fines or even jail time. If you are going through a divorce, then you may want to consult with an attorney, especially if you have significant assets. At the very least, an attorney can remind you of your court dates to ensure that you don't risk any sanctions for missing one of your court dates.
Source: The Boombox, "DMX Is Cordial With Ex-Wife, Promises to Reveal Income in Divorce Case," Victoria Johnson, Jan. 16, 2016