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Wife of athlete Addison Russell files for divorce

Some would likely argue that baseball is one of America's favorite pastimes. Because of the sport's popularity, players and their wives often receive a great deal of scrutiny of their lives from people in New Hampshire and across the country. As a result, a recent instagram post by Melisa Reidy-Russell, accusing her husband and baseball player Addison Russell of infidelity, received some attention. She has since filed for divorce.

The couple, both 23, married in Jan. 2016 and share a 1-year-old son. A representative for Reidy-Russell claims that the couple have different opinions regarding how the marriage should proceed and were experiencing a great deal of conflict. Although the original social media post has been removed, the same representative claims that Reidy-Russell stands by her claims.  

In her filing, she is seeking sole custody of the toddler, arguing that her estranged husband has had little interest in the care of the child. She is also requesting spousal and child support. When questioned about legal proceedings by reporters after a game, Russell responded that he would not be commenting on the personal matter.

Just like many people in New Hampshire, Reidy-Russell has expressed a desire to resolve the issues stemming from the divorce as privately and quickly as possible. Fortunately, couples who are willing to compromise and work together through the divorce process are often able to do this. Regardless of the level of cooperation between both parties, having an experienced attorney can help ensure that the interests of a person seeking divorce are protected throughout the process.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Melisa Reidy-Russell files for divorce from Addison Russell", Phil Thompson, June 21, 2017

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