So how much does spelling really count in a legal matter? According to Apollo Nida, it makes all of the difference. In his divorce case with Phaedra Parks, Nida alleged that Parks failed to spell his name correctly, thus, in his opinion, negating the divorce.
Apollo filed his divorce petition pro se from federal prison, where he is serving an 8-year sentence for financial fraud. He requested joint legal custody of their two children and an equitable split of their assets. According to Nida, the couple separated in June of 2014 after nearly 5 years of marriage. In his petition, Nida claims that they can no longer live together as husband and wife and that the union is “irretrievably broken.”
The couple was married in 2009 and Parks has starred on the hit Bravo television show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, for nine seasons. Since his incarceration for fraud, Nida has become engaged while serving his prison term. Parks is a successful attorney and is managing partner of The Parks Group, an Atlanta-based law firm. The two continue to star on the television show, despite Nida’s incarceration.
Parks reported in November of 2016 that the divorce was finalized, but Nida claimed to have no knowledge of this as Parks never produced a final decree. Nida filed a motion to vacate any final divorce decree on the basis that Parks misspelled his name as “Nita,” as well as the fact that he alleges Parks took advantage of his prison incarceration, as he claims that he never received notice of the final divorce hearing held in July of 2016.
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