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Actress Tasha Smith must pay spousal support to ex

Actress Tasha Smith starred in the well known film "Why Did I Get Married?" After her recent divorce, she might be asking herself the same question. There was significant drama during the marriage, with each party receiving a restraining order amid mutual claims of fear for personal safety. Colorado readers may be relieved to learn that a settlement has been reached, though Smith is apparently unhappy about the amount of spousal support she is now required to pay.

Smith was ordered to pay her ex-husband, Keith Douglas, the sum of $50,000 in Dec. 2014. Now that the case has concluded, she will have to pay him almost $7,000 monthly in spousal support. The length of time that Smith must pay the alimony was not reported. 

The actress was not happy with the agreement. Her ex-husband was ordered to return a Mercedes to her, though other terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Smith didn't speak well of the her ex, though hopefully, each will now be able to move forward separately. 

Whether in Colorado or another state, divorce is often an emotional and difficult process. Spousal support, in particular, is an issue that may seem like a lightning rod for disagreements. Nevertheless, it is a central issue in many divorces, and absent an agreement between the parties, a court will determine whether alimony is warranted and -- if so -- the amount required and the time period during which it will have to be paid. Typically, these issues are best handled with the assistance of a family law attorney experienced in handling divorce proceedings.

Source:, "Tyler Perry Star Tasha Smith -- Ditching My Scrub Husband Is Costing Me a Fortune", March 29, 2015

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