After being caught on a surveillance video while helping a client break into the home of her estranged husband, a New Mexico attorney had his license suspended for two years.
Distributions that a husband received from a charitable trust could be treated as marital property subject to division in his divorce, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
The potential federal tax consequences facing a husband should have been considered in determining whether he was entitled to a modification of the alimony provisions in his divorce decree, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in reversing judgment.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a state law allowing a cause of action to recover a life insurance payment after its distribution is preempted by federal law.
A husband could recover damages for his former wife’s violation of a “hold harmless” clause in their divorce decree, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A divorced man’s obligation to pay off a marital debt in the form of a line of credit was not discharged in his bankruptcy case, the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
Ozzie and Harriet would faint dead away at the living arrangements practiced by both young and old in this new century. But for divorce attorneys, the question often becomes whether a client’s pairing with another individual has crossed the line into “cohabitation,” jeopardizing hard-won alimony.
Last week, one state high court ruled that a retiree could lose her alimony, notwithstanding that fact that she and her boyfriend maintain separate residences and independent lives.
Amounts that an employer reimbursed a divorced employee for his health insurance should not have been used to increase his child support obligation, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A life insurance policy taken out during a marriage that named the spouse as beneficiary is not automatically revoked upon the divorce of the parties, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled.
A wife who secreted away almost $350,000 from the couple’s business committed egregious fault obviating a mandatory alimony award, the New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled.