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Unusual request in divorce case draws attention

The requests that can be made during a divorce hearing or as part of a settlement request can sometimes be surprising or unusual. Recently, one divorce case made news partly due to who it involved; but also because of the request the soon to be ex-wife made at the hearing. Any Pennsylvania couples in the midst of divorce may want to follow how the divorce case between George Zimmerman and his wife play outs.

The couple married in 2007 but have become nationally known because of the trial Zimmerman went through related to his role in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Since being the acquitted, the couple, according to Shellie Zimmerman, has become estranged. Shellie Zimmerman has now filed for divorce from her husband.

As part of a settlement, she has requested that her husband to maintain a life insurance policy with her listed as the beneficiary. She also wants custody of the two dogs the couple owns together. She also claims that her husband was verbally abusive towards her.

When a couple goes through a divorce, there are a wide range of issues that need to be dealt with as part of the process of separating a household and a marriage. Changing beneficiaries, securing the financial future of one spouse through alimony payments or even through payment of a higher education are some of the more common aspects of divorce that need to be considered. It is important for couples in Pennsylvania or any other state to understand what all needs divided and what all they may want to request from the other party as part of a settlement.

Source: nydailynews.com, George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, wants to walk away from divorce with permanent life insurance and the couple's dogs, No author, Sept. 7, 2013

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