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Allen Iversons wife files for divorce again

The wife of former NBA player Allen Iverson has filed for divorce for the secondtime in 15 months, according to a report by a prominent celebrity news site.

Tawanna Iverson, who filed for divorce last year but then dropped it, refiled at a Fulton County, Georgia, court, claiming her marriage was “irretrievably broken.” The media outlet said she is asking for child support and alimony payments as well as a share of the property and money accumulated during their 10-year union.

In addition, Tawanna Iverson is requesting sole legal and physical custody of the couple’s five children, reported the source.

Iverson is an 11-time NBA All-Star player, including a two-time All-Star MVP, an award which he won in 2001 and 2005. Iverson also won the NBA MVP award for the 2000-2001 season and helped bring the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals that year. The famous point guard also played for the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and the Memphis Grizzlies.

In October, Iverson signed a two-year contact with a Turkish Basketball League, although published reports state he hopes to return to the NBA next season.

Athletes seek alimony child support modification

Many athletes in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association may seek child support modification if their respective leagues experience a work stoppage.

Bloomberg News reports that many NFL and NBA players are trying to have their child support and alimony payments modified in the case that they see their incomes lowered.

Frank Brickowski, a former NBA player who is a regional director with the league’s Players Association, said that child support and alimony are issues that affect about 80 percent of the men in the league. Dealing with such issues during a potential work stoppage was covered in a lockout survival guide given to players, according to the news source.

Joseph Cordell, a prominent divorce attorney, said that men who see their incomes drop would need to file for child support and alimony modification.

“Men in the NFL are in a risky industry, which makes it difficult to afford their child support or alimony payments,” Cordell said. “To ensure they don’t fall behind they have to file for a modification.”

The NFL will resume talks with its players regarding the lockout on June 7, according to BusinessWeek.