Randy Jackson, the “American Idol” judge, will soon be entering into the divorce process. His soon-to-be ex-wife, Erika Jackson, filed for divorce on Friday in Los Angeles. She is asking for joint legal custody and full physical custody of their son, Jordon, who is currently 17 years of age. The couple also has a daughter together, but she is an adult.
Erika Jackson has also asked for spousal support, and she wants to be compensated for attorney’s fees. The couple has been married for 18 years, and the divorce announcement has been revealed only a few weeks following Randy Jackson’s sale of a $1.9 million West Coast home.
Erika Jackson is not Randy Jackson’s first wife. The music producer was previously married and has a daughter with his first wife. It is unknown what kind of child custody arrangements were made in the previous marriage. Randy Jackson’s first marriage has been dissolved since 1990.
Divorce is never easy, no matter how many times one has to go through the process. Also, for a celebrity like Randy Jackson, the process can be even more difficult as it becomes the subject of media scrutiny.
Randy Jackson — like many individuals in Maryland — has been through the divorce process before and this experience might help him to better handle the legal and financial details pertaining to his separation. Similarly, an experienced divorce attorney — who has taken his or her clients by the hand through divorce proceedings time and time again — will have the ability to help individuals navigate their divorces with success.
Source: thegrio.com, “Randy Jackson’s wife files for divorce” Sep. 29, 2014