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Gridiron player's divorce issues continue -- ex-wife sentenced

It is not uncommon for high-profile divorces to be drama-filled. Maryland readers may be interested to learn about the ongoing divorce issues of former NFL star Deion Sanders and his former wife, Pilar. It was reported that the the case once again landed in court in another state after Pilar failed to return the couple's three children to Deion as per their custody order. Deion is the custodial parent.

In addition to the child custody interference, Deion also accused Pilar of defamation after she allegedly appeared on a TV show and made defamatory statements about him. In addition, Pilar was accused of similar actions on social media. These claims follow their divorce, which was filled with allegations of abuse and cheating, along with theft, arrests and social media tirades.

Reportedly, Pilar had no legal representation in court, nor were there any witnesses to testify for her. In the defamation case, the judge granted a temporary injunction and ordered the removal of demeaning comments about Deion from all social media sites. Pilar received a seven-day sentence, and the divorce decree was modified. Pilar has been barred from seeing her children and will have to wait for the court to notify her before any visitation is reinstated.

Maryland custodial parents who are having ongoing divorce issues, including problems with a former spouse's failure to abide by visitation arrangements as stipulated in the divorce decree, have the option of going back to court to enforce their rights. Interference with child custody may lead to charges of contempt of court and other relief. The guidance of an experienced family law attorney may be invaluable in providing information about available legal remedies.

Source: The Urban Daily, "Pilar Sanders Receives Jail Time For Violating Divorce Agreement", Ruth Manuel-Logan, Dec. 17, 2014

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