Day 21: 30 Days to Peace
Day 22: 30 Days to Peace

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal and wife Shaunie are calling it quits

The shocking announcement of the impending divorce of basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal and Shaunie Nelson O'Neal dominated the local news in Miami. Shaq is generally regarded as a good guy so the way this divorce plays out will be very interesting. With four children together and one each before marriage, even with a pre-nuptial agreement, Shaq Daddy is going to pay big time.

What is odd about this break-up is that Shaq filed for the divorce and requests a "correct accounting of Shaunie's assets." You can read more at the Miami Herald article that broke the story but it appears that Ms. Shaunie was looking out for her interests and putting a little money away for herself on the side.

If that's the case, I really can't be mad at her. She's a beautiful and obviously intelligent woman. With the divorce rate as high as it is any woman would be wise to consider how to best take care of herself and her children. Far too often women end up on the short end of the stick financially after divorce. When you know your relationship is messy, you'd be wise to plan for life after divorce.

I do hope the O'Neals divorce does not get nasty. There are six innocent children who are a part of this relationship; they don't need their family issues splattered across the internet or other media.