We often hear about celebrity divorces and how contentious they can be, but once in a while a divorce case can pick up speed and finish with fewer problems than expected. That appears to be the case in the divorce of Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife.
Their divorce was finalized on December 10, which was less than five months from the time he filed for divorce. The two had apparently been separated since May but were not able to reconcile.
The settlement between the two individuals is confidential, although property records show that Jimbo got to keep the $1 million marital home, which is a mansion in Tallahassee's Gold Eagle Gold & Country Club. The coach currently makes $5 million a year. The ex-wife, who is a homemaker, is apparently renting a home somewhere nearby.
The two individuals have two young children and have been married for 22 years.
There were some rumors that Jimbo's lawyers had intended to have a surprise witness, who turned out to be Taylor Jacobs, a University of Florida wide receiver. There were some rumors that the wife may have been cheating with the 34-year-old football player.
Although this case could have dragged on for much longer, both sides were able to cruise through the case relatively quickly. With the help of an experienced attorney, a divorce case that may seem extremely contentious may be able to move along faster than if both individuals tried to negotiate their side without the help of an attorney.