So maybe he’s trying to reach higher ground, or maybe he’s just superstitious, but Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his second wife, Kai Millard Morris. The filing comes after years of separation that started in 2009 and cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, reports TMZ. Wonder also agreed to pay child support, but wants to have joint custody of their two boys, according to the New York Daily News.
Now that the paperwork is filed, what’s next?
Since Wonder has filed, it is now up to Morris to respond to the filing. Her response to the filing will determine what the next steps are in the divorce.
If she responds that she agrees to the terms that Wonder put forth in his divorce petition, then all that would need to be determined is exactly how much child support is needed and what exactly the division of the martial property would be.
Child support is determined by who will have physical custody, their income, the financial needs of the child, and the ability of the non-custodial spouse to pay the support. In a joint custody situation, any determination will also be modified based on how much time the child spends with either spouse.
Here, it is pretty certain that Wonder has the means to support his children with whatever they might need. Any determination will then likely rely on how much time the kids spend with each parent. In any case, Wonder will probably be paying for any educational expenses as those rates are becoming outrageous.
Luckily for the Stevie Wonder and Kai Millard Morris, it seems like their divorce will be simple and straightforward.
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