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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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76.

Spitfire    

Stupid people worship guns. Cowards.

570 days ago
77.

TJ    

The kid looks like a space alien! Should have been locked up in an institutue, but Mom couldn't bear to do that to her baby! And this is the result.

570 days ago
78.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Why do these guys that do these kind of things always have that blank stare its like they don't have a soul

570 days ago
79.

AV    

The mother was in denial that her son had mental issues?

570 days ago
80.

Teri    

The common denominator in every mass shooting spree is excessive purchases of ammunition in the period leading up to an attack. I think if you have to show identification to purchase Sudifed or fertilizer there has to be a way to track ammo. It could be regulated so if you purchase over a certain amount in certain period of time you should have to explain why. Legitimate reasons for buying thousands of rounds a month may exsist, but if a permit where required at least some one would be looking at the person a little closer. Furthermore it takes the Constititional issues out of the picture.

570 days ago
81.

ria    

Monarch programmed. They hitting below the belts now with the kids. Evil crimes set-ups, so everyone will wish for all gun control, banning of all guns. They want control. Welcome to the NWO.

570 days ago
82.

speakMYbrain    

HER SON HAD ISSUES AND BOTH PARENTS KNEW IT!!

570 days ago
83.

JimmyB    

Why was she ordered by the court to get parenting classes in the divorce decree? Is that normal?

570 days ago
84.

shashyoz    

how cares TMZ this kid was sick and we should be given a name do to the fact it gives this sicko an image and credit for a sick crime just name him" the baster who had no heart and should fry in hell!"

570 days ago
85.

DiM    

But that was 2008. Early Psychosis typically occurs to people (mostly males) between the age of 17 to 28. Early Psychosis Intervention needs to be a part of the community health system as kids very often get "lost" during this bridge time reaching adulthood.

570 days ago
86.

TJ    

The mother meticulously trained her son to use the weapons. She must of been as nutty as the kid.

570 days ago
87.

Brian    

Man this kid looks scary as hell.

570 days ago
88.

TJ    

The news says people are buying guns in droves,because of this incident. Oh,yeah,now
we can have a big free for all! (sarcasm). Untrained people with guns-makes sense-not!

570 days ago
89.

Robotnik    

Straight jacket material clearly. Lucky for him he killed himself before anyone else got to him

570 days ago
90.

TJ    

Perhaps he felt abandoned by the father and had huge anger issues toward the parents.Maybe blamed the mother for the father leaving,thus shooting her in the face as she slept.

570 days ago
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