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Criminal Charges Can Affect Divorce Proceedings

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LucyIn Portland, Oregon, the attorneys for the father of a missing boy, Kyron Horman, have asked the court for a delay in the divorce proceedings from the boy’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman.

Kaine Horman filed for divorce from Terri in June 2010, less than a month after his 7-year-old son vanished from him Portland school. There have not been any arrests made related to Kyron’s disappearance, but Kaine Horman and Kyron’s biological mother believe that Terri Horman knows what happened to the boy.

After the most recent hearing, Kaine said that he wanted the delay to allow the criminal investifation to proceed without any interference and to protect with 4-year-old daughter.

Kaine Horman told The Oregonian, “We’re doing the absolute best we can. She puts a smile on our faces every day.”

One attorney on the case questioned how the court could decide what the best interest of the couple’s daughter was without first knowing whether or now Terri Horman was responsible for Kyron’s disappearance.

He asked the court, “If (Kaine) believes this woman is responsible for Kyron’s disappearance, do you think he’ll feel good about providing spousal support?”

Terri Horman’s attorney rebutted, suggesting that the divorce proceedings for forward, with limitations placed on the questions allowed to be asked of his client.

He added, “Two years, seven months – that’s how long it’s been. That’s a long time.”

Judge Henry Kantor said that he would rule about two weeks after that last meeting.

Terri Horman lives 175 miles away from Portland and did not attend the hearing.

Driven to Skyline School by his stepmother for a science fair, Kyron Horman has not been seen since June 4, 2010.

Just 24 days later, Kaine Horman filed for divorce after investigators told him that he was the target of a murder-for-hire plot six months earlier by Terri Horman and a landscaper. Since that time, he has had sole custody of their daughter.

If you are considering getting a divorce, contact a Mevorah divorce lawyer. Located in Lombard, Bloomingdale, and Naperville, Illinois, our divorce attorneys can keep your divorce going as smoothly as possible, hopefully avoiding the mess of that the Hormans are going through.

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