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Shaq and Wife Reach Divorce Settlement

3/11/2010 3:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shaq and Wife Reach Divorce SettlementShaquille O'Neal and his estranged wife, Shaunie have reached a settlement in their divorce ... TMZ has learned.

Shaunie's mega-lawyer, Sorrell Trope, tells TMZ Shaq and Shaunie have reached agreement on all terms of the divorce, including property, custody and support.

Under the agreement, the Florida courts will have jurisdiction to officially divorce the couple. In addition, a Florida judge will handle any issues that may arise involving property division and spousal support.

Trope tells TMZ the California courts will have jurisdiction over any issues related to child custody.

As we first reported, Shaunie filed for legal separation in California back in November, just days after moving to L.A. with their kids. We've learned Shaunie just filed a petition to dismiss the separation action.

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shuffler    


DIVorce = DIVison

1601 days ago
17.

jimmy    

Don't blame a city for your shabby marriage Shaunie! Reliable sources all say Shaunie was married when she started pursuing Shaq. All in the club in LA playing "hoochie" while her infant son and her 1st husband was at home. She was also still married to her 1st husband when she became pregnant with she and Shaq's 1st child. Now if that wasn't aggressive (at 24 years old), I don't know what is!

The bottom line is that Shaunie ushered in the masterplan. Trap a ball player to marry you by having baby after baby until he breaks down. When the player gets a vasectomy and you realize you can no longer "sweeten the pot" with adding more kids, then you bounce. Plus child and spousal support is a bigger number while the baller still has his $20 mil a year salary. She couldn't afford to wait until he retired. I'm sure she has already set her sights on the next man. Poor them.

1600 days ago
18.

jimmy    

Don't blame a city for your shabby marriage Shaunie! Reliable sources all say Shaunie was married when she started pursuing Shaq. All in the club in LA playing "hoochie" while her infant son and her 1st husband was at home. She was also still married to her 1st husband when she became pregnant with she and Shaq's 1st child. Now if that wasn't aggressive (at 24 years old), I don't know what is!

The bottom line is that Shaunie ushered in the masterplan. Trap a ball player to marry you by having baby after baby until he breaks down. When the player gets a vasectomy and you realize you can no longer "sweeten the pot" with adding more kids, then you bounce. Plus child and spousal support is a bigger number while the baller still has his $20 mil a year salary. She couldn't afford to wait until he retired. I'm sure she has already set her sights on the next man. Poor them.

1600 days ago
19.

gayle    

Anyone who knocks Shaq down let's not forget this is the man that last year paid for the funeral of the murdered little girl in S.Carolina the beautiful little Davis girl who her mother gave away over drugs.
He also has bought and loaded up huge moving trucks at Christmas for low income children. This is a man who helps his neighbor. People should learn from him.
This woman I do not want to knock however to move back to Cali just to get more money speaks for itself.
We all Sin and neither are perfect.

1574 days ago
20.

cneal04    

shaq's wife is a damm trip...she steals his money and moves to cali to try to get half his money...why do these athletes and other rich people marry these golddiggers?..i don't think she or any other women should get half and i am a woman...if you are with him BEFORE he becomes famous or rich..then yeah you should get half...you were with him thru thick and thin...what gets me is when these men marry these low class hoes..the hoes think they are entilted to all their money...these pathetic women need to get a life and a JOB...geez

1564 days ago
21.

dc89    

The laws have got to change on this and become the same across the board dispite the state. Regardless of how much someone makes, the max payout should be $8400 (just over 100k annually)a month(PERIOD) Also throw in all medical and educational expenses for the child/ren. OK, lets throw in a modest 5000 square foot home. If you cant live on that(tax free mind you) monthly, then your ass needs to get a JOB like he/she did. In my humble opinion, its not fair for the gravy train to keep rolling after the relationship has halted.



Some ladies may be offended by this but what did they (the spouse) really do. Maybe teach him how to not wear sneakers everywhere; color co ordinate outfits; lick the salt from his sweaty balls after a game; carry a few kids. Dont get me wrong its a lot. It truly is massive but, IT AINT WORTH HALF.

1563 days ago
22.

flagirl    

SHAQUILLE O'Neal siting today, glad to see he is easy going and good about taking photo's and signing autographs for the kids! He is just a big teddy bear. Too bad about his marriage:(

1423 days ago
23.

BonitaChamorrita    

SERIOUSLY, SHAQ, SERIOUSLY, your loss is another man's gain, Shaunie is beautiful and smart, and all for a few seconds of pleasure, SERIOUSLY?

1315 days ago
24.

Dr. D    

Why do women think they are entitle to millions of dollars of his hard work. The Judges should stop this madness of giving big bucks to these gold diggers. The judge should give them a college application to enroll in school to obtain an education. They donot deserve 250 million dollars. Be real they need to go to work and pay for there lavish lifestyle. Would a judge adward a man big bucks in a divorce settlement HELL to the no.

1165 days ago
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