Back in May, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, filed a contested divorce from her husband Anthony Weiner. Weiner, who was a former U.S. representative and New York mayoral candidate, is serving a 21-month prison sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, according to the Chicago Tribune. While the couple was due to appear before a Manhattan judge on Wednesday, both sides agreed that they wanted to discontinue the case.


But why?


Here’s, one theory, which is the one the couple will likely both agree with. According to the divorce attorney representing Abedin, both Weiner and Abedin would rather settle the case privately for the benefit of their child who is only six-years-old. The couple made this decision in an effort to help reduce the impact these proceedings might have on their child, although Page Six identifies another reason why the divorce case was discontinued.

Back when former FBI director James Comey was investigating the case involving Hillary Clinton and her exchanging illegal emails containing confidential information, Abedin was also placed under high scrutiny. She was accused of “disregarding basic security protocols and put classified passwords into the hands of foreign agents.” And this was allegedly done on Weiner’s computer.


That brings us to this next theory.


This next theory comes from a divorce lawyer who has no ties to the case who has “speculated that Weiner and Abedin might want to stay married to invoke spousal immunity.” In the state they live in, a husband or wife can’t be required to disclose confidential communications made by one or the other during the course of their marriage. So, if they remain together, Weiner won’t be required to disclose any information.

While this case seems like it could get a bit messy even though the couple has agreed to settle privately without making a huge scene out of the matter, only time will tell the true reason why they decided to withdraw from their divorce.


Some Divorces are Easy While Others Present Obstacles


The fact is, divorces can be tricky. There is a lot to consider and you never know exactly how the process is going to affect those involved once it begins. Perhaps this couple did realize just how difficult the divorce process might be for their child which is why they elected to take another route to get it finalized. Not only can a divorce adversely affect both parties involved, but it can take a toll on children too.

If you live in Chattanooga, TN and are either going through a divorce or are in the initial stages of filing, be sure you are represented by a qualified and educated Chattanooga divorce lawyer. Not only will a divorce attorney guide you along the way, providing you with useful information, but they will ensure your best interests are taken into account. If you need help finding a local lawyer in Chattanooga to help with your divorce, is available to assist with this.