Forty-one-year-old transgender and sexuality issues advocate and Hawaii resident Thomas Beatie has recently finalized his contested divorce with wife Nancy Gillespie after he agreed to give her his shark tooth collection.
Beatie is most well-known as the “Pregnant Man” from the unusual circumstances of his 2007 pregnancy. He and Gillespie originally separated in 2012 amid Beatie’s allegations that Gillespie was an alcoholic who had a tendency of committing violent attacks on him.
A judge denied a divorce request in 2013, ruling that the state ban on same-sex marriages indicates that the ex-couple’s marriage had not been valid in the first place. This decision was overturned by Arizona’s Court of Appeals in 2014.
Divorce is never easy, but a contested divorce can be especially hard on everyone involved. Fortunately, a skilled family law and divorce attorney may be able to help the process along through a number of provided services. To learn more about how the legal team at Marshall & Taylor PLLC can help you, call (919) 833-1040 today.