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Talk show host will pay $1.5 million in alimony

For some people, celebrities are like their own family. Fans follow the news for details about their careers, their wealth and their love lives. The latest headlines regarding a celebrity tell of a seemingly outrageous divorce settlement that may leave many shaking their heads in disbelief. Those in Texas who are going through divorce themselves may even feel some concern about any alimony ruling a court may order for their situation.

Aisha Tyler is co-host of the TV talk show, The Talk, which features a panel of women discussing parenting, celebrities and other topics geared toward the daytime viewer. Tyler also owns a small entertainment production company and a communications company. She and her husband had been married for 20 years before deciding to divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

Fans were shocked to learn that the divorce agreement ordered Tyler to pay her noncelebrity husband $500,000 in cash to balance their property division. On top of that, she will pay him $31,250 a month for the next four years, totaling $1.5 million dollars. However, Tyler says the alimony terms were set by the couple themselves, not determined by the court as headlines suggested. She assures fans that she and her husband came to a cordial agreement and remain friends.

The laws in most states place specific limitations on post-divorce spousal maintenance and would not require most people to make such high alimony payments for an indefinite length of time. However, because Tyler and her husband came to an amicable agreement, their relationship of 20 years may be able to continue positively in the future. Other couples who are facing divorce and have concerns about the requirements of spousal maintenance can obtain answers from an attorney with much experience in Texas family law.

Source: People, "Aisha Tyler to Pay Ex-Husband $2 Million in Spousal Support", Natalie Stone, May 19, 2017

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