Deceased NFL star’s former wife challenges high asset divorce

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Laws that govern matters of divorce vary by state. In any high asset divorce in Missouri or elsewhere, it is important that one understands all legal terminology contained within a divorce decree in order to make informed decisions and avoid future legal challenges. It sometimes happens that the validity of a divorce may be challenged at a later date, as seems to be the case for the former wife of deceased NFL quarterback Ken Stabler.

The former football superstar succumbed to colon cancer complications in 2015. In 2002, he had begun the process of divorce from his third wife, former Miss Alabama 1979. It was reported that Stabler expressed his fears that his soon-to-be former spouse would try to get as much money as she could from the settlement; he also allegedly told a friend that he worried she would keep trying to seek personal financial gain from his estate even after his death.

The Stablers’ divorce was finalized in 2009. Apparently, since the NFL player’s death, his former wife has contested the legality of the divorce. She has repeatedly stated that the decree is not legal and is going to be overturned. The woman is also said to be suing the National Football League, claiming to be Stabler’s widow, even though their divorce appears to have been made final long before his death.

The above incidents have evoked strong emotions from other family members involved. Those in Missouri who want to avoid such legally tumultuous situations may want to enlist the aid of an experienced high asset divorce attorney. Retaining sound legal counsel and thorough representation throughout divorce proceedings is often key to avoiding ongoing disputes or future legal problems regarding a divorce settlement and decree.

Source:, “Snake predicted ex-wife would pursue money beyond his lifetime“, Frank Cooney, April 13, 2016

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