It was perhaps inevitable. The mayor of White Plains, New York, was already in the middle of dealing with his two arrests for domestic violence when he and his wife both filed for divorce, a New York Family Lawyer has learned.
“All we can say is there are two filings,” one of the mayor’s attorney’s told a New York Family Lawyer, “which means there was a case brought by him against her and her against him.”
The filings were submitted at the same time, about six months after the mayor’s first arrest for allegedly slamming his wife’s fingers in a door.
The same judge presiding over the criminal case will also handle the divorce proceedings, since the county has an integrated domestic violence court. Attorneys for both sides told New York Family Lawyers they were not certain if the criminal case would be affected by the divorce.
There is a protective order against the mayor regarding his wife, according to a New York Family Lawyer. His charges include assault, witness tampering and harassment and add up to nine misdemeanor and violation charges in all. The case should go to trial in late October.
The mayor and his current wife have two young daughters.
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