Jerry Rice Selling $22 Million Home in Divorce 5

Jerry Rice and JacquelineFootball great, Jerry Rice and his wife of 20 years, Jacqueline, are divorcing. In June 2007, Jacqueline filed for divorce in San Mateo county, California. She is represented by Lindy Barocchi, and Jerry is represented by Stephen Montavlo. Both attorneys are certified family law specialists, which means they have extensive experience practicing family law in the San Francisco Bay Area.*

According to media reports, Jerry had extramarital affairs throughout the marriage – and in 2002, he was involved in a paternity suit filed in Arizona. But since California is a no fault divorce state, however, whether or not Jerry had extramarital affairs will have no impact on the court’s rulings in his divorce from Jacqueline.

It has been published that Jerry and Jacqueline had no premarital agreement (pre-nup). This is likely accurate, given the fact that the two married twenty years ago – when premarital agreements were not nearly as prevalant as they are today. If there is no pre-nup, the ruling will probably be straight forward: Jacqueline will be entitled to half of the marital estate. Since the size of Rice marital estate is significant (the parties are selling the family residence in Atherton, California, for example, which is reportedly listed at $22 million), Jacqueline will likely not be awarderd spousal support (alimony). Chances are the courts will find that she will have sufficient income from the assets she is awarded to meet her needs, which effectively eliminates her eligibility for alimony.

Library Topics: adultery, paternity, no-fault divorce, premarital agreement, spousal support, certified family law attorneys

* Legal Specialization in the area of family law (also called certification) is a designation that, in states where it is offered, denotes an attorney’s practice’s emphasis on the area of family law. Interestingly, even celebrities who can afford most any lawyer sometimes choose to be represented by lawyers who are not necessarily certified family law specialists, but who are instead most experienced handling celebrity cases.

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  • Allison

    There are some details about Jerry Rice’s 16,000 square foot house on this real estate blog:

  • terrance

    Sorry to hear that. I remember Jackie Mitchell from high school, where they started dating. Jackie and I were cheerleaders together in high-school. They caused alot of buzz when Jerry, a senior in college started dating Jackie Mitchell a high school senior.

    It was hard for me to understand at that time how Coach mitchell, jackie’s dad, could let that happen. But it apparently worked out until this point. Jackie will be alright, and I hope that she and her children will continue to be blessed. Keep your head up gurl.

  • stonedick

    damn, sounds like jerry was fuckin. he was probably fuckin with his shoulder pads on.

    • oneydjacks

      U don’t wear shoulders pads for THAT!!.. Just a helmet.

  • Paul

    This is very sad after 20 yrs of what looked and seemed an awesome blessed marriage, has been done for 5 yrs now. TOO sad Jerry sorry man you have a great family even though I dont know any of you be blessed and may the Lord bless you and guide you, and your ex wife and grown kids. Orlando, FL