According to TMZ, New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton’s wife has filed for divorce.
The news outlet reported that Ariane Raymondo Felton filed for divorce from Raymond last month in New York, seeking an end to their 18-month marriage. TMZ reported that court documents indicate that Ariane cited “adultery” in her divorce papers.
Ariane, 26, is reportedly asking a judge to throw out the couple’s prenuptial agreement based on the adultery allegation. She is also seeking alimony, and is requesting that Raymond pay off her law school education at Fordham University.
Last month, Raymond, 29, was arrested for two counts of felony possession for his ownership of an unregistered, armor-piercing firearm that he allegedly waved around aggressively during a fight with Ariane.
Raymond reportedly hid the gun under a bed at the couple’s Upper West Side apartment. She reportedly spoke to authorities after a Valentine’s Day argument, saying that she feared Raymond might harm himself.
Can I Have a Prenuptial Agreement Thrown Out?
Attempting to throw out a prenuptial agreement can be difficult, even when there is solid evidence implicating one party’s actions as the reason behind a divorce. New York and New Jersey state laws dictate when a prenuptial agreement may be voided.
Unless there is a clause in the prenuptial agreement that specifically addresses adultery, it is not likely to be a ground for voiding the agreement. Adultery in marriage can be extremely emotional for the wronged party, but it is likely insufficient to void a contract such as a prenuptial agreement.
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