Deion Sanders Divorce: Ex-NFL Star Ordered to Pay Pilar Sanders Multiple Fees

Jessica MarieCorrespondent IIMay 16, 2012


The never-ending saga otherwise known as the Deion and Pilar Sanders divorce proceedings is finally starting to wind down to a close.

According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth's Greg Janda, a judge on Tuesday ordered Deion to pay about $10,500 per month in child support, attorney fees and mortgage payments on Pilar's new home. The mortgage payment will amount to $3,500 until the divorce is finalized, and the attorney fees will amount to $275,000.

Poor Deion.

Janda reports that, in turn, Pilar will have to return six containers of property to Deion's home by the beginning of July.

The couple's sons will reportedly live with Deion during the school year, and their daughter will live with Pilar. During the summer, the two will share custody.

This is the first new development in the divorce saga since last month, when Pilar was arrested on charges of misdemeanor domestic assault after allegedly jumping Deion with the help of a friend in their home, with their children present, according to's Kevin Dolak.

After the arrest, Pilar was held in jail overnight, and Deion was granted temporary custody, according to Dolak. The children were also ordered to participate in psychological counseling.

In contrast with that development, however, Deion didn't have much to say about the news on Twitter. His only comment:


God is good Good is faithful God is who he says he is. Don't ever doubt him. Truth

— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) May 15, 2012


Deion filed for divorce from Pilar in December after the couple had been married for 13 years. Only recently did Pilar move out of their home, as the two continued to live together in their Dallas mansion for months after the divorce was filed. 

With any luck, this represents the final chapter in this story. At least, until Pilar refuses to return Deion's containers of belongings and the drama begins again.