Adele is reportedly dating someone new, a few months after separating and just days after filing for divorce from her husband, Simon Konecki. What are some of the financial and custody implications of Adele dating during her divorce?
According to numerous U.K. outlets, it is believed Adele and Simon Konecki did not sign a prenup when they wed in 2011. If they choose to file for divorce in the state of California — where they own property and Konecki’s business has a base of operations — he may be entitled to as much as half of the singer’s earnings.
“What is made during the marriage is likely to be split on an equal basis. “It doesn’t matter who did what, or who contributed what.”
However, a lawyer specializing in family law, says that it’s unlikely to be a 50-50 split. “Adele may be able to claim that her talent is effectively genius, which means her husband would be entitled to significantly less”.
According to The Sun, Adele and rapper Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up. They have a close bond and there’s definitely a special connection,” the source said. “They’re spending more and more time together. Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day.”
“Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going.”.
Skepta, whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr., and Adele both hail from Tottenham, London. In a 2016 interview, the rapper said the two frequently talk together, and Adele reciprocated that year by posting a photo of him on Instagram. She added “Tottenham Boy” and a heart emoji in the caption.
Dating during Divorce in Florida
I’ve written about divorce issues before. There are various reasons people advise not to date before divorce. After all, emotions are raw and dating will anger the other party who could try to seek revenge.
If you have children, it is in your best interest to try to keep a cordial relationship with your soon to be former spouse. Despite what you may think, you will most likely have ongoing contact with your spouse after the divorce because of the children. Dating during divorce can poison that relationship.
As far as Florida law is concerned, you are still legally married until the divorce is finalized. Even if you have been separated from your spouse, dating during your divorce can be used to help prove marital misconduct during your marriage and have custody and financial impacts.
You need to be especially careful if you have children from your marriage. Not only will both you and your spouse’s conduct be scrutinized during a custody case, but the conduct of your new significant other will too! Dating someone with a shady background will impact you.
Any person who has frequent contact with your children can become part of a custody investigation. If your boyfriend has past issues of domestic violence or charges of sexual misconduct (proven or not), it will have repercussions in your divorce.
If you are considering living with your significant other, it may impact alimony you may eventually receive because your expenses are shared.
Someone Like You
After he saw Adele’s post on Instagram and Twitter, Skepta told IBTimesUK in 2016 that he almost quit music.
“She gassed me up. One day I was just chilling and she [tweeted] a picture that said ‘Tottenham boy,’ and she’s from Tottenham as well. I was actually going to quit music that day, that was one of the sickest things ever. She’s like the lady of Tottenham and she called me ‘Tottenham boy,’ so I might as well quit.”
In the same interview, Skepta went on to praise Adele for keeping her private life out of the public eye, just as he does.
“I believe in signs but being myself is the best thing I could have ever done because of Adele, that is nice for me. That’s another artist that goes through the same things as me, knows how hard it is. I love how she keeps herself to herself, she’s not in the papers. She’s not excited by all this other stuff, she knows it’s a blessing.”
Forbes has estimated Adele’s net worth at $69 million due to proceeds from her 121-date world tour that stretched through 2016 and 2017. In addition, she also pulled in over $12 million in 2017 from sales of her most recent album, which has sold more than 22 million copies to date — making it the 55th best-selling album in history.
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