A Georgia court has ordered former NFL linebacker Kroy Biermann and his estranged wife, Kim Zolciak, to complete divorce mediation by the end of January 2024. The court ruled that the couple must attend sessions through the Fulton County Alternative Dispute Resolution program or hire a private mediator to address numerous unresolved and ongoing issues. Should mediation efforts fail, the case will proceed to trial.
Biermann filed for divorce for a second time in May 2023, following 11 years of marriage, citing the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” He previously filed earlier this year, but the couple reconciled two months later. The former Atlanta Falcon also requested sole ownership of the couple’s Georgia home and full legal and physical custody of the couple’s four children. Biermann also adopted his wife’s two adult children from a previous relationship during the marriage.
The marital home – where Zolciak and the four minor children continue to reside – has been the central dispute of divorce negotiations. Biermann listed the home for sale in August to obtain funds to pay off the couple’s debts and purchase separate residences for each spouse. He claims his estranged wife has made several efforts to delay the divorce to remain in the home, which was scheduled for foreclosure in November.
Before the court’s mediation order, the couple publicly celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in November and appeared to be trying to salvage the marriage despite ongoing divorce proceedings.
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