Sara Evans Divorce Finalized

The divorce requested by Sara Evans on Oct. 12 of last year from Craig Schelske—at the time, her husband of 13 years—was finalized Sept. 28.

When Sara made the original filing, she was in the midst of competing on the ABC-TV program Dancing With the Stars and withdrew from the show immediately after the divorce filing in order to spend more time with the couple's three young children. The divorce was granted three days after the couple's 14th anniversary. The statement below was released by Sara's record label publicist, who says it is the only comment that will be issued.

"The parties have agreed that it is in their best interests and those of their children to amicably resolve all issues in their pending divorce. Each wishes the other well in all future endeavors. Both parties are fully committed to raising their children in a cooperative and positive way. Both parties are loving and caring parents. They request that everyone respect the family’s privacy. The parties will have no further comment regarding any allegations of fault or misconduct alleged by either party in these divorce proceedings."

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