Kim Zolciak has completed a good parenting certification in the latest step in her acrimonious divorce battle with ex Kroy Biermann – after he claimed her alleged gambling problem was affecting her ability to parent.
The pair separately filed for divorce three weeks ago, with the split quickly turning ugly as they are both asking for sole physical custody of their kids, with Kroy, 37, asking for sole legal custody as well.
Zolciak, 44, completed the mandatory Navigating Family Change Seminar in Georgia on Thursday – filing a certificate of completion with the court, obtained by TMZ. There is no record that Kroy has completed the course yet.
Navigating Family Change is a 4-hour seminar for parents who are going through a divorce or separation and aims to minimize the effects of separation for the sake of children.
Together the Georgia-based couple have four children: Kroy Jagger (KJ), 11, Kash, 10, and twins Kaia and Kane, nine. Zolciak also has two adults daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21, with an ex.
Latest salvo: Kim Zolciak has completed a good parenting certification in the latest step in her acrimonious divorce battle with ex Kroy Biermann – after he claimed her alleged gambling problem was affecting her ability to parent
Family: Together the Georgia-based couple have four children: Kroy Jagger (KJ), 11, Kash, 10, and twins Kaia and Kane, nine. Zolciak also has two adults daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21, with an ex
This comes after Kroy claimed Kimhas an online gambling problem which has ‘devastated their family financially’ according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
Kroy claimed Kim has shown some ‘very troubling behavior’, alleging she admitted to him that she has spent a lot of time and money on online gambling, which is a ‘compulsion’ to her.
Kroy claim’s Kim’s gambling problem is affecting her ability to care for their four minor children and that he is concerned for their safety and well-being.
He now wants her to sit for a psychiatric examination as he allegedly believes her gambling problem could be due to ‘underlying mental health issues’ such as depression or bipolar disorder.
DailyMail.com contacted representatives for the pair for comment.
This comes after Kim requested that Kroy take a drug test amid their bitter divorce.
The former Real Housewives Of Atlanta star reported that she’s witnessed the football player smoking marijuana, causing her to be concerned about the safety of their four minor children when they are in his care, according to Radar.
In legal documents obtained by the publication, Zolciak states that she has serious concerns for the children’s well-being and is asking for the judge to force Kroy to submit to a five-panel hair follicle drug screen.
Battle: The pair separately filed for divorce three weeks ago, with the split quickly turning ugly as they are both asking for sole physical custody of their kids, with Kroy, 37, asking for sole legal custody as well (pictured together 2017)
The filing also requests that Kroy not cut or remove his hair until the screen is done. Marijuana is not legal in the state of Georgia, where the exes reside.
NFL star Kroy Biermann called 911 during a tense late night argument with Kim Zolciak at their Georgia residence just days before they filed for divorce.
The incident between the Don’t Be Tardy stars took place around 10.30pm on May 2; Kim filed for divorce six days later on May 8, listing the pair’s date of separation as April 30.
Biermann greeted officers upon their arrival and claimed that Zolciak ‘was refusing to leave’ the master bathroom after he had informed her he wanted to use the shower, according to a report obtained by RadarOnline.com.
The mother-of-six told police a different story of events claiming that she was on the phone and that Kroy had stood in the bathroom doorway blocking her from leaving while ‘chest bumping’ her.
The children were home at the time, asleep and unaware of any conflict between their parents.
Biermann told the officers that ‘nothing physical occurred’ and pointed out to them that it was the first time that police had been called for an incident between them.
Domestic dispute: Kroy and Kim reportedly engaged in a tense argument which ended with the police being called to their Georgia residence on May 2nd (pictured 2017)
Zolciak told police that ‘nothing physical occurred on this date’ and further alleged that Biermann in the past had prevented her from calling 911 by taking her phone during disputes.
‘She was advised to call the police if any of those offenses or any other ones occurred,’ said the report, which also showed that she was told to go to a neighbor’s house, if needed.
Zolciak implied that she avoided getting the police involved during prior occasions to avoid media attention.
Biermann was told by police to separate from Zolciak for the rest of the night ‘so things wouldn’t escalate.’
Officers told Biermann that he could be charged if he prevented Zolciak from calling 911 or forced her to stay in the home.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shocked the world three weeks ago when she confirmed that the pair had split following 11 years of marriage.
Zolciak and Biermann have continued living together, even after the divorce filing, but the exes are ‘avoiding each other,’ a source told Us Weekly.
Tense argument: Police were called out to the mansion where the couple live with their four youngest children
‘It’s a big house,’ the source added. Their four children Kroy Jagger (KJ), 11, Kash, 10, and twins Kaia and Kane, 9, are also in the mansion.
The shared home entered ‘foreclosure’ in February, per TMZ, but they have not moved out.
Kim is said to have listed their separation date as April 30 and reported that the marriage is ‘irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation,’ the outlet noted.
The star has requested sole physical custody, spousal support, and that her maiden name be restored legally.
However, Kroy also filed a divorce petition, requesting sole physical custody, sole legal custody, and possession of the home, with Kim being asked to vacate the property, according to TMZ.
The TV personality and former professional NFL player bought the home for $880,000 in 2012.
According to the outlet, their property is now priced around $2.6 million.
The lavish estate has been featured on The Real Housewives and Kim’s reality show, Don’t Be Tardy, which aired for eight seasons.
The Dancing With the Stars alum and the former NFL player had a famous whirlwind romance.
They got engaged and conceiving their first child within three months of meeting in May 2010.
The pair welcomed three more children together, with every high and low of their steamy romance documented for the cameras on the hit reality show Don’t Be Tardy.
Together, they dished on their racy sex life, built businesses, and battled numerous financial issues, culminating in the pair reportedly owing the IRS $1.1 million in unpaid taxes.
Good while it lasted: The former lovers’ whirlwind romance was documented on Kim’s reality show Don’t Be Tardy
Her oldest children: Brielle is Kim’s eldest daughter, and her biological father has never been revealed, while Ariana’s father is Kim’s ex-husband, Daniel Toce
According to a source at People, the reason behind their split primarily appears to be their financial issues.
The insider revealed Kim had been planning to split from Kroy for ‘a long time’ and did not tell friends or family.
‘The money has been a huge issue. The million dollar tax [payment] was just way too much pressure on them,’ the source said.
It was also added: ‘There’s no cheating on either side. The money has a lot to do with the split, but there were other factors. He’s managing [the family] for a long time, so he technically did have a job. They’re not on good terms right now.’