April 16, 2014
According to a state senator, the divorce case of
wealthy Reno businessman Darren Mack underscores the need for a new state law designed to ensure the fairness of alimony awards.
Senator Maurice Washington of Sparks says he has requested the
drafting of a bill that would require any alimony order over
five-thousand dollars to go before a peer review panel of three
Mack is charged with the June 12th murder of his wife, Charla,
and the same-day shooting of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller, who
was handling their divorce.
Weller ordered Darren Mack to pay Charla Mack ten-thousand
dollars per month "in interim spousal support" and 849 dollars
per month in child support.
Washington says the legislation would require a second pair of
eyes to review certain alimony awards to ensure they're reasonable.
He says some of his constituents are fathers concerned about
alimony and child support, and he wants the 2007 Legislature to
pass the legislation.