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An Atlanta judge describes Allen Iverson as an unfit parent with a drinking problem in the former NBA star's divorce decree.
Iverson was married to his wife, Tawanna Iverson, for 11 years and the couple had five children together, TMZ reports.
However, in recent years, Iverson lost his professional playing career and faced a variety of legal troubles. So what exactly did the ex-basketball star do for a family court judge to call him an "unfit parent"?
For starters, the judge writes in the final divorce decree that Iverson took very little interest in learning how to manage his children. In fact, the judge states that Iverson may have actually had a negative effect on his children, stunting their spiritual and emotional growth and development, reports TMZ.
The judge also cited specific problems with Iverson's "serious alcohol problem" and bad parenting skills, such as leaving his kids with people unknown to his wife.
Considering Iverson's contentious divorce, one may have felt that proceedings could not have gotten any uglier. At one point, Tawanna asked that Iverson list every woman he'd had sex with during their marriage. Perhaps there was not enough pen, paper, or time, but it has never been verified if Iverson completed this request.
However, the final divorce decree has proved that Iverson's divorce can reach even uglier depths.
Tawanna has been awarded both physical custody and legal custody of the children. Iverson has been ordered to see a psychiatrist, attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year, and refrain from drinking alcohol within 24 hours if he ever plans on seeing his kids.
Though the private details of Allen Iverson's divorce have become public, not all divorces end up this way. Instead, it's possible for a divorcing couple to reach a private settlement in which they agree on the major issues like alimony and child custody.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.