Phaedra Parks, the star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is all set to divorce her estranged husband, Apollo Nida.

Nida was sentenced to eight years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty in May last year to charges of fraud. He must think he works with the IRS?! Nida, only Barney Frank can get away with that! The US District Court in Atlanta sentenced Nida in July last year after a hearing, according to divorce attorneys. He pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud and was ordered to pay $2 million in restitution.

Nida and his co-conspirators, according to the prosecutors had stolen checks and identities to file false tax returns and claims against the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nida had also set up a fake auto dealership.

Nida has been to prison before

The couple got married in November 2009 and have a three-year-old son, Ayden and a 15-month-old son Dylan. Nida has been in prison before. In 2009 he was sentenced for car theft. Since he cooperated with the federal officers in the investigation of his fraud, his sentence was reduced to 8 years from a possible 30 years.

Phaedra Parks was an entrant in the third season of the popular reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta, which follows the lives of some housewives in Atlanta, with a planned storyline that showcases their struggle in balancing motherhood, careers, and their social lives. She has begun the process of divorcing Nida, and has sold her Atlanta, Georgia home for a sum of $349,000, according to divorce attorneys. The ratings of the RHOA have gone up since the news of Phaedra ending her relationship with Nida was received.

Attorneys highlight important issues in divorce settlement agreement

According to Richmond Hill GA divorce attorneys, a divorce settlement agreement is a contract entered into voluntarily by both spouses. The agreement highlights several issues such as child custody and support, the division of property and other assets, alimony, tax, insurance, visitation rights, and much more. The agreement must be signed by both parties and approved by a judge.

Richmond Hill GA divorce attorneys say it is important to make sure that the Superior Court has jurisdiction over your case in order to file a divorce petition in Georgia. At least one spouse must meet the residency requirements. One of the spouses must be a bona fide resident of Georgia for at least six months prior to filing any divorce petition. The petition must be filed in the county where the spouse who is filing for divorce lives.

Georgia grounds for divorce

Every divorce is granted under specified grounds, this include ‘no fault’ based grounds, and ‘fault’ based grounds. ‘No fault’ grounds is used when the marriage is irretrievably broke without any chance of the two spouses reconciling.

On the other hand, Georgia Code – Sections: 19-5-3 specifies several ‘fault’ based grounds under which a spouse can file for divorce. This includes adultery, habitual intoxication, mental incapacity, impotency, and cruel treatment, to name a few. Wilful desertion for a period of 1 year is also a ground for a spouse to file for a divorce. You cannot have unauthorized absence in the US military and not on your spouse either!