Massachusetts loves its baseball but not when rumors of divorce are sprinkled into the news. Such is the case with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey. It was recently reported Lackey had filed for divorce from his wife.
Since the story broke, Lackey and his wife have been silent, neither making a comment. However, the Red Sox did issue a statement saying, "John Lackey is dealing with a deeply personal family issue and it is one the Red Sox do not feel is appropriate for public debate. The Red Sox request that John and Krista's privacy be respected."
The pitcher filed in August in Texas, his home state. The couple was married in 2008 and they have no children. They own a three-bedroom home in Boston's Back Bay on Beacon Street, not far from Fenway Park. They paid more than $2 million for the townhouse.
It is not unusual for some couples to want to keep their divorce filings private. A split can be emotionally devastating for both parties. This can be especially true for those who are in the spotlight, such as celebrities and well-known sports figures. This is true in Massachusetts as well as anywhere else.
Because dissolution of a marriage is typically emotionally charged, consulting an experienced matrimonial attorney often makes good sense. While the Lackeys have no children, there still remain a host of financial and property issues, as well as the prospect of spousal maintenance to address and resolve. A lawyer well versed in all aspects of family law as well as court procedures can answer important questions and help provide a framework to negotiate a complete and equitable resolution of all divorce issues.
Source: Boston, "Lackey and wife getting divorced; Red Sox request 'privacy'," Sept. 26, 2011