It would seem that Sheree Whitfield, Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” matron, is very unhappy right about now. But she plans on doing something about it. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, next week Whitfield plans to have her unsatisfactory divorce case and subsequent settlement heard by the Georgia Supreme Court.
Insisting that the divorce settlement is no where near the seven figures that she has so strongly stated that she deserves, Sheree Whitfield’s lawyers have argued that the $2,142.87 a month in child support, the lump sum of $775, 000, NFL pension shares from former husband ex Atlanta Falcon’s Bob Whitfield, half the marital property totalling $1.1 Mil, and $113,422 a year is frankly not enough cash for an uneducated thirty-eight year old woman to live on.
Now, this settlement is not enough to keep Sheree in the lifestyle her former NFL husband’s wallet afforded. It doesn’t make sense that Sheree should be forced to sell the only home her children has known. Any real lawyer worth his weight in salt should have represented Sheree Whitfield better than this.
But for lawyers to say that Sheree should be given far more financial support than what was allocated on the grounds that she is uneducated, and can’t do better is ridiculous at best and a personal affront on the millions of single parents in this country that support families on less than $50,000 a year!
Was Sheree thinking about getting an education during the seven years of marriage she endured with Bob Whitfield? Atlanta is full of colleges and universities. I am willing to bet that a secondary education never crossed Sheree’s mind. Why should it have? Especially if she was counting on a serious pay day from a wealthy husband to sustain her for the rest of her life!
It would seem that Sheree and women like her are waking up to a fool’s paradise. Perhaps all of that money Sheree spent on that trashy fashion line of hers could have been set aside for something useful. All of those shopping sprees that Sheree enjoyed on the “Housewives” in the privacy of her own home, the over the top fashion show bust that cost a mint, all of this reveals a callous materialistic attitude that Sheree has cultivated.
I hope that in the final analysis, Sheree Whitfield gets what she deserves, not what she desires.