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Sean Payton to Showdown Off the Field

Posted on in Child Custody

According to the Greenfield Reporter, New Orleans coach Sean Payton and his wife, Beth have both filed separate divorce petitions in the state of Texas. They have been married for nearly 20 years.

Payton filed his petition on June 14 with the Tarrant County district court against Beth Payton stating that the grounds of his suit are "discord or conflict of personalities. His petition went on to state that he is requesting to divide the assets of the couple and he is also seeking joint custody of the children. They have two children together.

It is reported that Beth Payton filed a petition of her own on June 26. She is requesting full custody of their kids as well as exclusive rights to make decisions on their behalf. These decisions would include those concerning things such as medical needs and education. She is also asking for child support and half of the children's medical needs.

Sean Payton recently made the news after an investigation performed by the NFL revealed that the New Orleans Saints had a bounty system that was in place for the last three years that would pay defensive players for injury causing hits to the targeted players of other teams. As a result, the coach was suspended for the entire 2012 season.

The Paytons moved to the exclusive Fort Worth Suburb of Westlake in 2011.

Going through a divorce can be difficult especially when there are marital assets and children involved. If you find yourself in this type of situation you definitely want to get the best Illinois divorce attorney to represent your best interests as well as the interests of the children involved. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they only need to retain an experienced Illinois divorce attorney if there are great amounts of money involved. This could not be further from the truth.

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