A popular morning show on MSNBC is called "Morning Joe." The nationally televised show is seen in Georgia and is hosted by Joe Scarborough, a 50-year-old former Florida congressman. He quietly filed for divorce from his wife of 12 years, Susan Waren, back in Sept. 2012. They have two minor children, ages 10 and 5. According to divorce papers uncovered by TMZ, he gets paid $99,000 per week, which equates to about $400,000 per month.

The couple has an unusual arrangement in this uncontested divorce, perhaps for the welfare of their children. They'll remain living together in their Connecticut home, and Joe will keep paying the mortgage. They share joint legal custody, so that he'll not pay child support. Furthermore, his alimony payments will be a relatively paltry $30,000 per month for the first five years, according to court papers.

Thereafter, he'll pay $25,000 per month for two years. The court documents also reveal that he paid Susan a lump sum of $150,000 and he'll pay for the kids' schooling. At first blush it appears that he's not paying what his salary would warrant if the case were being contested and fought by the spouse.

However, it's unknown if there are unreported property division provisions giving more property to Susan. For example, she may be getting ownership of the home, with the mortgage paid in full by Joe. Apparently for the preservation of Joe's pristine political image, Susan signed a provision saying that Joe was "faithful, devoted, and committed."

Despite living together, it's not all wine and roses. When both parties are at the Connecticut home there are rules. Neither one can enter the others bedroom unless there's an emergency with the children, and after 7 p.m. each of them is prohibited from going into the other person's side of the house.

If this divorce occurred in Georgia, similar resolutions could be enforced. In any state, a mutually agreed upon settlement agreement may be filed with the court. The judge will in most cases approve and sign it, which confirms its legal enforceability. The parties generally may decide on any provision they want unless it violates public policy or is detrimental to the children's welfare.

Source: tmz.com, Joe Scarborough Divorce -- He Earns $99,000 A WEEK, No author, Oct. 11, 2013