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Cobain spousal support order may interest New York residents

When it comes to alimony, many New York residents may assume that ex-husbands will be required to make payments to their ex-wives. However, determining spousal support can hinge on a variety of factors pertaining to specific cases, and there are instances in which an ex-wife could be obligated to make support payments to an ex-husband. This type of situation is currently taking place with Frances Bean Cobain. 

Reports stated that the daughter of late rocker Kurt Cobain filed for divorce from husband Isaiah Silva after being married for less than two years. The report described her husband as "estranged," and it was noted that he had been ordered to leave the couple's residence. Additional court orders indicated that the couple should seek mediation in order to address their divorce proceedings. 

Silva was reported as requesting spousal support from Cobain. The man reportedly requested $300,000 per year. At the time of the report, an agreement had been made that requires Cobain to pay $12,000 in support for the next four months and pay for Silva's attorney fees. It was noted that Cobain is concerned with protecting her father's $450 million estate. 

It could be difficult to come to terms on spousal support, and many negotiations may be necessary before terms are finalized. New York residents who are going through their own divorces may wish to determine how alimony could come into play in their cases. Discussing interests and concerns with experienced divorce attorneys could help interested individuals determine their best potential courses of action.

Source:, "Frances Bean Cobain to Pay $48,000 in Temporary Spousal Support During Divorce Proceedings", Zach Seemayer, Sept. 28, 2016

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