SEEKING SISTER WIFE Dimitri Snowden files for divorce from Christeline Petersen

Seeking Sister Wife Dimitri Snowden and Christeline Petersen divorce

We have a bit of a surprise development in the Seeking Sister Wife Snowden family scandal as Dimitri Snowden has officially filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Christeline Petersen. The filing comes as a surprise because it was not public knowledge that the two were officially married.

According to court records, Dimitri filed for dissolution of marriage without minor children in Los Angeles County, California on Tuesday, May 11.

Christeline gave a clue about her marital status in her restraining order filed against Dimitri on March 12. From our previous post on the restraining orders against Dimitri and Ashley Snowden and Christeline’s allegations of abuse:

It’s also interesting to note that when asked to describe her relationship to Dimitri, Christeline checks the box for “We are now married or registered domestic partners.” She also checks the box indicating that she and Dimitri no longer live together.

I thought perhaps Christeline and Dimitri were officially registered as domestic partners in California. I didn’t really give much thought to them being legally married! In retrospect it makes sense given that Christeline is from South Africa. I’m sure that a legal marriage would have helped her and her two daughters move to the United States permanently. It’s unknown if she came to the US on a k-1 visa.

I should point out that Dimitri and his “wife” Ashley Snowden were never legally married. Dimitri was legally married at least once before to a woman that appears to have been born in Zimbabwe. They were officially divorced in July of 2011, which was right about the time Dimitri and Ashley met. (From what former Snowden sister wife Ariadne Joseph has stated, Dimitri and Ashley met in a biblical way numerous times before his wife found out and later filed for divorce.)

We obtained what court documents were available, but that unfortunately did not include the actual divorce filing (yet). One document was simply a judge assignment. The other document was the standard court order to share financial information for parties involved in a divorce.

UPDATE – We now have the actual divorce filing. Click here to read the full document.

If you’ve been keeping up with Ariadne’s exposé of the Snowdens over the past week, then you are aware of her claims that Dimitri Snowden is basically broke. It will certainly be interesting to see what he claims to be his income and current financial situation. Of course, that information may not be made available to the public.

Here are some excerpts from the financial disclosure order:

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The court orders that both spouses in this case must:

Comply with the duty to share financial information. The duty to share financial information includes exchanging financial statements, valuations, important facts, and access to records about all

✓ Current income and expenses, and

✓ Community and separate property assets and debts.

You have a continuing duty to share material financial information, such as changes in income, until there is a final agreement about all financial issues in your case.

Duty to Exchange Financial Information: Both parties have a duty to disclose all material information. If you have greater access to certain information than the other spouse, you must provide such information to the other spouse.

Deadlines For Sharing Financial Information: The Petitioner has 60 days after filing the Petition to complete the PDD and have the other spouse served. The Respondent has 60 days after filing the Response to complete the PDD and have the other spouse served. Exception: You and your spouse can extend the deadline if you agree in writing or get permission from the court.

What information must be shared: You must provide the other spouse all important information regarding the existence, characterization, and valuation of all community and separate property assets and debts. You must provide access to all information, records and books that pertain to the value and character of assets and debts in which the community has or may have an interest. You must disclose to the other spouse all assets and debts in which the party may have an interest or obligation and disclose all current income and expenses. You must immediately update such information if there are any material changes. The disclosure duty regarding assets and debts is a continuing duty until the parties or the court divide the asset or the debt. The disclosure duty regarding income continues until a valid enforceable and binding resolution of child or spousal support, and professional fees occurs.

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