Abedin, Weiner Withdraw Divorce Case, But...

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 3:45 PM
Abedin, Weiner Withdraw Divorce Case, But...

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her imprisoned husband Anthony Weiner withdrew their pending divorce case from the Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday. 

But that doesn’t mean they’re getting back together. 

Abedin was supposed to appear in court this afternoon for a compliance conference in the divorce case but her attorney handed in paperwork from both her and Weiner agreeing to end the case, The Post reported.

The judge declared the case to be “discontinued.”

Abedin’s lawyer issued a statement about the decision, noting the two will settle the divorce privately.

"In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have decided to finalize their divorce swiftly and privately," her attorney Charles Miller said.

But a family law expert said Abedin and Weiner would still have to file for divorce in court if they want their settlement to be legally binding.

Leading divorce attorney Michael Stutman, who is not involved in the case, said the former couple must agree on how to divvy up their assets and share custody of their 6-year-old son before bringing a second case.

Stutman speculated that they may also have yanked the case for tax or other economic reasons. (Page Six)

Abedin filed for divorce from her estranged husband in May after he pleaded guilty to sexting with a minor.

The former congressman is currently serving nearly two years in federal prison.