Tom Brady may have seven championship rings, but it seems like recently his wedding ring has been stealing some headlines. Although the star quarterback claimed he would be retiring from the NFL, he did a complete 180 and announced he would continue playing with the Buccaneers. While the move certainly won over more football fans, it didn’t seem to go over well back at home.
Tom Brady’s wife, former Victoria’s Secret model Gisele Bündchen, has seemed less enthusiastic about the decision. According to a source close to the couple, the two have found themselves at odds about Brady’s career, and his decision may have put some serious strain on their marriage and their home life.
While celebrity gossip can oftentimes blow reality out of proportion, it’s worth noting that should the pair get a divorce, it would come at a staggering cost. Brady and Bündchen have a combined net worth of upwards of $650 million, and chances are that $650 million would be on the chopping block in the event of a divorce. And of course, there’s still the complicated matter of child custody.
Even celebrities have marriage problems, and despite their whopping paychecks and net worths, it’s important to remember that they’re just human – and just like the rest of us, they can take steps to reconcile and set aside their differences before resorting to the big guns and going straight for a divorce. For the sake of the Buccaneers’ season, let’s hope they can sort things out.
Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Divorce?
You don’t need to be Tom Brady to get blindsided. At The McKinney Law Group, we’ve seen plenty of clients come in completely shocked that they’ve been served divorce papers. However, with a bit of awareness, you can recognize some major warning signs of a divorce – and hopefully take some time to course-correct before things get ugly.
While this list is by no means exhaustive, these are some common warning signs that you might be headed for a divorce, or at the very least that your marriage might be in some rough waters:
- Stonewalling is a catch-all term for completely closing off communication with one another. You may have heard this a million times before, but communication is key to maintaining a healthy relationship. Cut out the communication, and your marriage may whither. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to talk to one another, especially if all you do is fight…
- Constant fighting is also a red flag. Every couple has their arguments, and they can make a relationship stronger in the long run. But if you spend too much time fighting – to the point where everything you and your spouse say to one another is just plain criticism – you might need to prepare for the worst.
- Disgust and contempt are one of the worst signs that a marriage is in trouble. For whatever reason, if you and your spouse are openly disgusted or displeased with each other, and can’t bear to even be in the same house together, you might need to lawyer up.
Divorce is a last resort. It can be costly, painful, and all-around stressful for everyone involved. There are several avenues you can take to keep your marriage healthy, and before going for a divorce you can try counseling, communicating, and even interventions in marriages that are strained by addictions or substance abuse.
But, if you’ve tried everything and you suspect the worst is coming, you don’t want to get caught by surprise. Get in touch with a divorce attorney in Tampa FL, and see how you can prepare for the worst with a lawyer from The McKinney Law Group.
If you have questions about a prenup agreement or a postnup agreement or require legal assistance in other areas of Family Law you may always contact Damien McKinney of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. He can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail at [email protected].
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