Most people in New Jersey enter into a marriage with the hope and promise of a life-long future and partnership with another person. Sadly, many marriages do not survive a lifetime. One celebrity in another state has begun the battle to separate, and court hearings will be scheduled to determine child support and alimony.
The 33-year-old husband, Jeremy Meeks, became famous after a 2014 arrest. His mug shot was widely shared and discussed on the internet, ultimately resulting in a modeling contract. Prior to his arrest he was married and shared a child with Melissa Meeks. Reportedly, Melissa supported him during his prison term that lasted more than two years.
The couple had a public split this summer, marking the beginning of the end of their eight-year marriage. Jeremy Meeks has been publicly seen with a new girlfriend, 26-year-old Chloe Green, who is heir to the company TopShop. After Jeremy filed for divorce, Melissa applied for child support and the sole physical and legal custody of their 7-year-old son. Melissa has also requested alimony but has not specified the amount due to Jeremy's unknown income. In addition to accusing him of living a flashy expensive lifestyle, she accuses him of rarely visiting with their son.
The end of any marriage is sad and complicated. Some couples do not realize everything that needs to be taken into consideration when a divorce occurs, including the amount of child support needed or alimony that should be requested. New Jersey family law attorneys can inform spouses of their rights and assist with all legal proceedings related to the divorce.
Source: hollywoodlife.com, "Jeremy Meeks Ex Melissa Slams Him As 'Absentee Dad' & Demands Child Support", Samantha Benitz, Oct. 30, 2017