Jaclyn Stapp, a former beauty queen and wife of Creed frontman, Scott Stapp, filed for divorce. Creed is most commonly known for its hits “My Sacrifice” and “With Arms Wide Open.” In support of the petition for divorce, Jaclyn references text messages from Scott while he was under the influence of drugs. The couple has been married for eight years and lived in Boca Raton with their three children.
Jaclyn Stapp is requesting full custody of the children because she alleges Scott Stapp is incapable of taking proper care of them. Jaclyn alleges that Scott disappeared from their home in October and has refused to tell her where he is. Jaclyn claims Scott has been under the influence of drugs, including amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids. She also asserts that he has threatened to commit suicide and to harm his children. According to the Miami Herald, Jaclyn’s petition includes text messages from Scott such as:
▪ “Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta.”
▪ “I’m coming to get you Satan and children. No mercy. You know how this ends. God created you and now God is ending you.”
▪ “God is also telling me something about Palm Springs and Nashville so there’s a connection somehow. He’s also telling me DEA for some reason.”
▪ “Wells Fargo working out my account problems. I’m out of gas. Haven’t eaten all day. I’m asking if they can spot me $1,000 so I don’t fall over from malnutrition.”
▪ “I wouldn’t doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous.”
Florida, like most other states, is a “no-fault” state. In other words, you do not have to allege grounds for divorce or fault in order to obtain a divorce. Extreme allegations can be made, but they must be proven. Additionally, it is uncommon for one parent to be granted full custody. If your spouse has shown erratic behavior or she is arguing that she should be granted full custody of your children, we can help.
If you want to learn more about how your spouse’s wrongful conduct could impact your divorce, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today. Our approach to family law is quite simple: we listen to you; we return your calls promptly; we keep you prepared and informed; we respect your time; we understand your concerns; and, most importantly, we care.