Paulina Rubio, the Latin superstar, has finalized her divorce from Nicolas Vallejo-Nagera (aka “Colate”). The couple had been married five years and separated in 2012. They have been involved in a lengthy and bitter custody battle over their three-year old son, Andrea Nicolas. The Family Court in Miami, Florida, issued a final order prohibiting Vallejo-Nagera from using Andrea Nicolas in any media ventures. No further details regarding the other custody terms have been released. However, it was revealed that Rubio must pay her ex-husband $6,750-a-month in spousal support for the next three years.
There are a few important items to point out in Rubio’s divorce. The custody agreement was negotiated heavily and customized to meet the parties’ needs. Many people mistakenly believe that the mother automatically is awarded custody of the children, and this is far from the truth. The courts listen to both sides and determine what is in the best interests of the children. The custody agreement can be tailored to meet your family’s unique needs, even if that means prohibiting you from profiting from your children in the media!
It is also important to note that Rubio was ordered to pay alimony to her husband. Vallejo-Nagera will receive $6,750 per month over a period of three years. That’s a settlement of $243,000! In today’s economy, receiving spousal support can make a significant difference in your ability to recover financially after a divorce. There are many factors that must be considered in determining who should pay alimony (or if it is warranted). Let us help you understand how alimony may play a part in your divorce. We will walk you through the various factors that the court will consider and create the best strategy for presenting your side of the case.
If you are considering getting a divorce and you have questions regarding child custody, alimony, division of assets, or any other matter, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm to schedule an initial consultation.