Friday, May 29, 2015

#BraxtonFamilyValues Should Men Get Half Of Everything Upon Divorce?

Trina Braxton is officially divorced. As of April 2015 she became a single woman again. There was no more Gabe drama, or at least none we know of yet. We haven't been exposed to what they had to agree upon once it was all finalized. We only know of what we are currently seeing on Braxton Family values this season.

So far we know that during the process of the divorce Trina and Gabe did a lot of arguing because Gabe wanted way more than he came into the marriage with. Over the course of BFV, Trina has been able to make some money singing and also start up her own drink company, Bar Chix. Gabe wanted half of what she had already made and her to pay for his living situation once they officially split. That sounds like a lot, right? Well, judges have been granting men a lot in recent divorces from celebrity women.

Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married) gave her ex-husband $50,000 December 2014 and now has to pay him $7,000 a month in spousal support. For all we know he doesn't have an actual job and doesn't need one for as long as she can afford the payments.

While Sherri Shepherd had an iron-clad prenup, she made the mistake of wanting to have a child with her ex-husband Lamar Sally. Biologically the baby wasn't hers, but in the process of getting a surrogate Sherri had already agreed to be a mom. There was evidence that she was initially happy. So even though Lamar Sally can't get spousal support, the judge in the case has granted him child support.

Women, would you want to give up half of everything you have to an ex-husband? Men, would you take half of everything your ex-wife has upon leaving her? I don't have anything of value that a man would want.