Kellie Chauvin is not only seeking a divorce from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but she is also looking to obtain full rights and titles to two properties the couple owns—one in Minnesota and one in Florida [Source: The Mercury News]. Mrs. Chauvin has also requested in her recent divorce filing that her last name be changed. Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce a day before her husband was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.

While the couple was married just under 10 years, Chauvin cited in her divorce filing that the divorce occurred because of an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” that was beyond saving.”


Who is Kellie Chauvin?


Prior to marrying Derek Chauvin, Kellie was known as Kellie Thao and Kellie Xiong. She was born in Laos and eventually moved to Wisconsin “after her family fled a refugee camp.” She also has two children from a previous marriage. Kellie Chauvin allegedly met Mr. Chauvin at a medical center where she had been working. The source says he was bringing in a suspect who needed a health check prior to being jailed.

While Chauvin hasn’t made a public statement since the incident involving her husband and George Floyd, the firm that is representing her said that she is “devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy.” While there is still much to learn about the Chauvin’s, one thing that is clear is that Mrs. Chauvin is ready to part ways with her marriage to Derek Chauvin.


Are you considering filing for divorce in St. Petersburg, FL?


If you are ready to file for divorce in Florida but are worried about taking that initial step, the St. Petersburg, FL divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet are here to guide you. As difficult as you may think the process may be, the divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet are prepared to help you get through it. From helping you file the necessary paperwork with the courts to attending hearings, if applicable, these FL divorce lawyers are ready to assist you with each phase of the divorce proceedings until a favorable outcome is reached.

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with a divorce lawyer in St. Petersburg, FL regarding filing for divorce, call 727-480-6211.


The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet has an office located at:


855 Central Avenue, Suite 1005

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-480-6211


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