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St. Bernard Parish President And Wife Come To Divorce Settlement

Being involved in a high profile divorce isn’t easy, especially when the circumstances of that divorce are questionable. For St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta, accusations of beating, handcuffing and raping his wife are all part of the divorce proceedings that began in December when he filed for a divorce to end their short marriage. Both he and his wife have filed for protective orders against each other, but permanent orders haven’t been issued because an Orleans Parish judge said the request should be presented to the St. Bernard Parish court where the divorce request was filed.

In a recent proceeding, it was announced that he will pay his wife $4,750 over two installments for support. His wife claims she has no income and is on family medical leave. She originally asked for payments of $6,000 per month for up to a year, but the $4,750 settlement is considered “full and final.”

It is said that the two negotiated the payments in the lobby of the courthouse prior to the 15-minute proceeding. The judge in the case, who was appointed after the five 34th Judicial District Court judges recused themselves from the case due to potential conflict of interest, said he will sign off on the settlement.

This couple was married in 2012, but that short time being married doesn’t appear to have made the divorce any easier. If you are filing for a divorce, it is important that you make sure your interests are protected. A New Orleans divorce attorney might help you to get answers to any questions you have during the process.

Source: The Advocate, “St. Bernard President Peralta signs off on small payment to estranged wife” Richard Thompson, Feb. 21, 2014

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