Despite divorce, Tia Mowry considers her 14-year marriage a success: ‘Life is short’ The divorce is over in more than two weeks.
Tia Mowry is in an unusual situation.
She’s still in love with her husband of 14 years. All she’s asking for in her divorce hearing is a “reasonable amount” of spousal support for the children she already has, under the state law.
And she’s hoping to get it in writing, in lieu of what is called “unfair, one-sided” divorce settlements.
“I am asking that my husband, as her former spouse, be able to make a reasonable spousal support,” she said.
“And to be made aware that as her former spouse I know that in certain cases and for certain reasons such as disability or disability on the part of the child or children that it makes sense to be able to receive that amount of support.”
It’s a position that reflects the legal reality that one parent can be legally obligated to provide support for his or her children, even after the divorce.
Tia Mowry, whose husband was awarded sole custody of both their children following her divorce, is one of the people who have found that out.
In the past, she said, it was hard for her to talk about what, if anything, she had spent on parenting expenses during her marriage.
“It’s tough to talk about money,” she said.
“And when I did, it was about $2,000 a month. That was when we were first married.”
It wasn’t until her two youngest boys left home that the family budget took off.
“Now we have a small budget that has doubled, tripled, quadrupled,” said Mowry, who is single.
“I try to always remind him, but sometimes he just doesn’t listen.”
Now on her fourth son, Mowry, a nurse instructor, lives with a friend, and works as a full-time care worker for a nursing home, where she provides 24-hour care to elderly patients in their assisted living setting.
Even so, in the past year, her budget has grown to $5,