Overview of the Travis Barker Divorce
The Travis Barker Divorce marked the dissolution of the marriage between musician Travis Barker and former Playboy Playmate Shanna Moakler, which took place in 2004. Although the couple had engaged in various separations and attempts to reconcile the marriage, the Travis Barker Divorce was finalized on February 11th, 2008, ending the 4-year marriage. Over the course of the marriage between Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, the couple were separated a variety of times; the couple also filed for divorce in 2006 – however, in 2007, Shanna Moakler announced that both she and her husband were going to attempt to reconcile the marriage one, final time. However, shortly after this announcement, the couple agreed that the filing for what the media dubbed as the ‘Travis Barker divorce’ was the only option available:
The Parties Involved in the Travis Barker Divorce
Travis Barker is most widely-known for his drumming in the rock and roll band Blink-182, who has gained international success and acclaim; in addition, Travis Barker has collaborated with the likes of fellow artists, including DJ AM, Lil’ Wayne, and Flo Rida. Incidentally, Travis Barker was on board the private plane with DJ AM upon its crashing; while both men survived, DJ AM took his own life shortly after the crash. Shanna Moakler enjoyed success upon winning the 1995 ‘Miss U.S.A.’ pageant, in addition to becoming the 2001 ‘Playmate of the Year’ given by Playboy magazine.
The Plea of ‘Contest’ and Challenge within the Travis Barker Divorce
An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties have reached a mutual agreement with regard to the reasons behind filing for divorce, as well as the placement of fault in conjunction to the breakdown of the marriage. In the case of the Travis Barker Divorce, both Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler seemed unable or unwilling to negotiate mutual terms of the divorce or reach an agreement upon the identification of fault. However, within the State of California, a contested – or challenged – divorce hearing allows for the release of certain details of the divorce settlement to be released into public record. Although Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler presumably did not wish to have the details of the Travis Barker Divorce released to the general public, the inability to arrive at a meeting of the minds earned the Travis Barker Divorce a large amount of publicity at the time it occurred.
The Terms of the Travis Barker Divorce Settlement
A divorce settlement will typically include 3 primary facets with regard to the terms and conditions set forth by the presiding court official who was responsible for determining spousal support – in the form of alimony, child custody – and subsequent child support payments, and the division of assets. In the State of California, there exists a statute that recognizes joint assets accrued by a couple subsequent to marriage as ‘community property’; community property was split upon the finalization of the Travis Barker Divorce – supplemental agreements with regard to the additional furnishing of assets or monies are typically kept private. However, subsequent to the ruling of the presiding judge, the following judicial review was set forth with regard to the terms of the Travis Barker Divorce settlement:
Although the available details of the Travis Barker divorce are scant, reports have cited that both Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler share joint custody of the couple’s 2 children; Atiana, who is the daughter with which Shanna Moakler shares with former partner – and professional boxer – Oscar De La Hoya, is under the primary custody of Moakler