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Adam Lanza's Parents

Divorce Shows No Evidence

Of Mental Health Problems

12/17/2012 9:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The divorce papers of Adam Lanza's parents reveal nothing that would indicate their son had mental issues.

TMZ has obtained the divorce docs between Peter and Nancy Lanza. The docs were filed in 2008 and the divorce became final the next year. 

One thing's for sure ... the family was financially well off. Peter agreed to pay Nancy $240,000 a year in spousal support for 2010. The yearly spousal support was to increase each year. In 2012 Nancy was to receive $289,800.

There is no mention or indication of any mental health issues involving Adam. There is a boilerplate reference, "The wife shall pay for unreimbursed medical, surgical, hospital, optical and psychiatric, psychological, and nursing expenses..." It continues, "Each parent shall be entitled to complete information from any physician, dentist, psychologist, consultant, or any specialist attending the children."

It's important to note ... the provisions (above) are standard and do not reflect specifically on this divorce.

And, in the docs, Peter agreed to buy Adam a car. Adam reportedly drove his mom's car to Sandy Hook Elementary school before going on his rampage.

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46.

kitnplayn    

That's what happens when you teach your children how to shoot guns. They shoot you with them. I have seen the mean hatred of Americans online, so I think it is safe to say that this kid was probably relentlessly harassed for the way he looked. That's what you get for bullying people. The U.S.A. needs to grab a brain and figure that out. It's always the victims of bullies who pull the trigger. You can make guns illegal all you want, but the victims will always find a gruesome way to get their revenge.

487 days ago
47.

lovehandles    

I hope Hell is treating you good. Those kids did nothing to you. I hope the devil is pissing on you right now.

487 days ago
48.

Jenna    

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Nancy Lanza 52

THESE are the names you should know. THESE are the names you should talk about, the stories you should tell, the memories and thoughts you should share. By remembering these names and making them important, you take away the celebrity status from the monster who cut their lives short. You may also prevent another lost soul from thinking this is the fastest way from unknown to sensation. Make them change the world for the chance to be known by you. Make them give to charity , save a life, invent a world changing idea NOT kill and harm innocent people to make others speak their name. Speak THESE names. Remember their contributions. NOT the animals who take the "easy" way to stardom. Make them remain in the shadows and less people will take this path to the spotlight . Don't let the hype made about them by the media cloud the victims memories. Teach them to use responsible reporting and not make celebrities out of people who are nothing more then monsters who should stay under the bed.

487 days ago
49.

Jenna    

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Rachel Davino, 29
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Nancy Lanza 52

THESE are the names you should know. THESE are the names you should talk about, the stories you should tell, the memories and thoughts you should share. By remembering these names and making them important, you take away the celebrity status from the monster who cut their lives short. You may also prevent another lost soul from thinking this is the fastest way from unknown to sensation. Make them change the world for the chance to be known by you. Make them give to charity , save a life, invent a world changing idea NOT kill and harm innocent people to make others speak their name. Speak THESE names. Remember their contributions. NOT the animals who take the "easy" way to stardom. Make them remain in the shadows and less people will take this path to the spotlight . Don't let the hype made about them by the media cloud the victims memories. Teach them to use responsible reporting and not make celebrities out of people who are nothing more then monsters who should stay under the bed.

487 days ago
50.

Turk182    

Stop publicizing the crowds name and start by remember the victims!

487 days ago
51.

s    

The divorce paperwork is probably not going to say anything because the mom wanted to hide his condition so there is/was not a trail. Once it's on paper, there is a trail. I know because my ex's kids are screwed up, had stalking issues with a teacher in high school, kicked out of college, one has tried suicide numerous times and list goes on and on and on. NOTHING mentioned in the divorce paper and she refuses to get them the professional treatment they so desperately need!!

487 days ago
52.

Jimbo    

That picture alone is evidence of mental health problems.

487 days ago
53.

Ashleyama06    

It seem like all the monsters who do these horrible things have them same crazy looking eyes!

487 days ago
54.

Trish    

Isn't TMZ CELEBRITY gossip????? Why is this story on here? He is NO Celebrity!!!!!!

487 days ago
55.

wenzy    

FIRST THERE WAS HURRICANE SANDY AND NOW 'SANDY HOOK'...I'M BEGINNING TO HATE THE NAME...SANDY! RIP LITTLE ANGELS.

487 days ago
56.

Rose    

Now all the kids kill people by Gun have Mental health problem. Yeah sure !!! Give me a break

487 days ago
57.

BB not bb    

Poverty doesn't make people act out but misery does. This kid was miserable even though from the outside people would assume that he had whatever he wanted. Sometimes what a kid needs most is love and attention and they never feel like they get that. I don't know why he would kill little kids except out of some jealousy. I think his mind was just twisted up from whatever medication he had been on.


It is very sad and for him and his family also.

487 days ago
58.

AZCHIC83    

its stupid how people are using mental issue as of why people do things like these... its bull****. i have LOTS of mental issues and you dont see me shooting up people... its just an excuse for a lesser jail sentence

487 days ago
59.

Different Rules Apply    

We need to start some serious profiling! All of these people who do these whacked out violent acts have similar behavioral threads... people knew and saw this kid was ODD and ANTI SOCIAL. He had to have shown something of his darkness to his mother, who knew it and decided to keep him away from other kids, home schooled. Home schooled kids and their families need to be watched by authorities. She tried to hide him away, but he broke out eventually in a burst of crazy violence.

487 days ago
60.

dierdre    

What I don't get is, if this monster of a son was a mental case, you mean to tell me his own mother didn't know it???? ANd furthermore, WHY on earth would she keep guns in her home, so this bastard to get to them. Both should BURN IN HELL> PERIOD>>>>>>>

487 days ago
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