If you are a sports fan, you no doubt know NBA hall-of-famer Scottie Pippen from the six championships he helped the Chicago Bulls win in the 1990s and his role in the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, alongside Michael Jordan. If you are more of a reality TV show fan, you might be more familiar with his wife Larsa Pippen, who starred in the Real Housewives of Miami from 2011 to 2013. Although Scottie and Larsa have been married for 19 years, sharing a Fort Lauderdale mansion with their four children, it appears their marriage may be coming to an end as Scottie filed for divorce from Larsa just last month.
A Focus on the Children
Few details are known about what led to the split, but a statement released by a representative for Larsa stated, “After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage. Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect.”
The Pippens were longtime residents of Florida, but reportedly moved back to Chicago in 2012. Nevertheless, the divorce papers were filed in Florida. According to sources, the couple had a prenuptial agreement in place but Larsa is asking for child support for the couple’s four children. By law, prenuptial agreements generally cannot dictate terms for child support, as a state court will focus on the needs of the children and the parents’ respective income in setting child support guidelines. Scottie has three children from a previous marriage, which may also factor into the amount of child support ordered.
Although no details are known about the contents of the prenuptial agreement, media reports indicate that there is significant property between the two to be divvied us as Scottie has lowered the asking price on a Fort Lauderdale mansion he has been attempting to sell since 2010, and has thrown in his yacht for a total asking price of $12.5 million.
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If you have any questions about divorce, child support, or prenuptial agreements in Florida, please contact The Law Office of Ira M. Marcus, P.A. today to schedule a consultation regarding any and all Florida family law matters you are facing.