Jeremy Green, a California man who shot and killed his wife last weekend, has turned himself in to San Diego police officers. According to CBS News, Green shot his wife just after they attended a marriage counseling session and escaped to Cancun, Mexico. He turned himself in to officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
He could have lived and stayed in Mexico. He could have sold activities or tours for the rest of his life.
Green will soon be in prison forever
After his surrender and subsequent interrogations, he was taken to San Diego Central Jail. While in Cancun, homicide detectives held talks with Green for several days in a bid to get him to return to the country. Green turned himself in or they would have never found him.
According to police, Jeremy Green shot his wife Tressa and fled in a silver Corvette. A couple of hikers found the possible murder weapon, which after tests proved to be the actual weapon that was registered to Green. Video surveillance after the shooting determined that Green parked a silver Corvette at International Parking and changed his clothes before walking towards the Mexican border.
Court documents indicate that Tressa filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences earlier this year in April. She had asked for physical custody although the father would be granted visitation rights. They had filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and 2014.
Divorce and California’s spousal support law
Popsugar.com reports suggest that fans of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been left wondering why the couple chose to announce their split a day after celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. Some believe that could be due to California’s spousal support law, also known as the 10-year rule, where support must be paid to the lower-earning spouse for an indefinite period when a marriage lasts over a decade.
According to San Diego divorce attorneys, California is one of the states where couples can benefit financially from being married for a decade or longer. The lesser earning spouse is entitled to receive alimony for as long as the other spouse can pay. In the case of Affleck and Garner, the latter could end up with a sizeable amount in alimony considering that Affleck is worth $75 million and his spouse worth around $40 million.
The divorce attorneys on the terrific website USAttorneys.com know that neither of them are poor.
California divorce laws
According to San Diego divorce attorneys, there are general rules and procedures for couples seeking to obtain a divorce in California. Being a no-fault divorce state, neither spouse must prove that the other is responsible for breaking down the marriage. Only of the spouses need file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
It is also mandatory for one of the spouses to have been a resident of California for at least six months prior to filing a petition for divorce. The spouse must have lived in the county where he or she intends to file for divorce for at least three months prior to filing. Once the non-filing spouse is service the divorce papers, the earlier a court will grant a divorce is six months.
In the case of division of property, all property which includes, home, personal property, and income that may have been accrued during the marriage will be divided equally. Any debts acquired during the marriage will also be divided equally. However, there is always the opportunity to both spouses to reach an agreement on the division of assets and avoid any court battle.