Divorcing Georgia couples dividing up their financial assets may be able to learn from the experience of Hollywood actor Terrence Howard. Howard and his ex-wife are divorced, but he has told the court he cannot afford to pay her the $325,000 in spousal support stipulated in the divorce settlement. The reason, he said, is that all of the income he makes from his movies goes directly to his first wife to pay spousal and child support. After taking out the money, she then writes him a check, leaving him with less than $6,000 a month.
Howard has asked the court to throw out the settlement because he was married to his third wife for only one year. He and his first wife were married for 14 years and have three children, two of which are still minors. What complicates matters further while the court is working out the disbursement of funds is that Howard has allegedly been ordered to stay away from his ex-wife because of physical abuse issues. He has agreed to pay $14,800 of her attorney's fees.