Adam Hill heads for divorce court
September 21, 2011
UPDATE: Third District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill and his wife Virginia Hill apparently reached a settlement, according to courtroom staff who waited for about an hour in case either party in the divorce proceeding decided to show up.
Adam Hill and his wife Virginia Hill are due in court Wednesday morning regarding their pending divorce.
Christopher Duenow, Adam Hill’s attorney, first filed divorce papers on behalf of his client last Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. However, for reasons that court officials could not explain, the divorce filings are not listed on the county court’s public computer and can only be accessed by knowing a specific file number.
A copy of the filing obtained by CalCoastNews shows a contentious divorce in which both sides accuse the other of abusive behavior.
“During this time (mid-February), Respondent (Virginia Hill) was so verbally abusive to me that my health was adversely affected,” Adam Hill said in the declaration.
Virginia Hill responded by claiming “Adam has engaged in intimidating behavior towards me and I will provide such documentation if necessary to the disposition of the case.”
Both parties agree that Adam Hill cleaned out the couple’s joint checking account, leaving $150 for his spouse. He also turned off Virginia Hill’s phone and cable.
Adam Hill said in the court papers that he used the checking account funds to rent a new apartment and create a new bank account.
Hill is currently running for re-election to a second term.