Dukes of Hazzard star's divorce finalized after five years

When celebrities go through the divorce process, having the emotional process publicized allows all of us to realize that they are just like anyone else. Although they may have more assets and property to sort through, the process still requires the couple to make decisions regarding property division, alimony, child custody and child support.

According to recent reports, the divorce between "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider and Elvira Schneider has finally come to end after nearly five years. Elvira filed for divorce back in December of 2014 and, since that filing, John had to spend three days in jail for failing to pay temporary spousal support. Furthermore, the judge found that John sold one of their properties located in Louisiana without splitting the profits. It was also discovered that he apparently drained one of the couple's IRA accounts.

In order to make amends for these actions, the judge has ordered him to pay his ex-wife hundreds of thousands of dollars. Specifically, Elvira is getting sole ownership of their California property, which has a current worth of $600,000, another IRA account worth $60,000 and her legal fees, which amounts to $279,000. In addition to this, she also gets $25,000 a month in spousal support and a cut of his Screen Actors Guild pension.

Divorce can turn into a complex and lengthy process. Additionally, when temporary orders for support are put in place during the process, violations of this order can further complicate the process. No matter the situation or end goal, it is important that a divorcing spouse fully understands their situation and what rights they have when it comes to reaching an optimal agreement and finalizing a divorce.

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