Supreme Court of the United States Issues Opinions in Merrill and Howell, Clarifying Division of Veteran Disability Pay

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled on two cases that directly impact how veteran disability pay will now be divided in the divorce context: Howell v. Howell and Merrill v. Merrill (Petition for Review was granted in light of Howell and sent back to Arizona Supreme Court). Interestingly, both cases are from Arizona (and… Continue reading Supreme Court of the United States Issues Opinions in Merrill and Howell, Clarifying Division of Veteran Disability Pay

Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook Publication and Free Give Away

So, I haven't blogged in a few weeks because I've been working on other projects. One of those is the Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook. I've been working on various iterations of a guide for Orders of Protections for years, but I just recently sat down and put something together. The Guidebook provides some commentary on… Continue reading Arizona Order of Protection Guidebook Publication and Free Give Away

England’s £3 Billion Child Support Problem

The Guardian recently reported that according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report, "three-quarters of the £4 billion in payments owed by absent parents – some dating back more than 20 years – are considered 'uncollectable'". Essentially, this means that approximately £3 billion in child maintenance payments may never be paid. The report further revealed that an additional £527 million in back child maintenance payments were “potentially collectable” whereas only £366 million were considered “likely to be collected”.

Howell v. Howell: SCOTUS Oral Argument Audio

As promised, here is the link to the Howell v. Howell oral argument audio. Once you click the link, there is another link to click in the left, blue panel entitled "ORAL ARGUMENT - MARCH 20, 2017". The audio is 53 minutes long, but totally worth it (at least I think so).

Howell v. Howell: SCOTUS Oral Argument Recap

The oral argument in Howell v. Howell at the Supreme Court of the United States was yesterday, March 20, 2017. SCOTUS blog released a summary of the argument here. In the the summary, Amy Howe notes that the justices were relatively reserved during the argument and didn’t immediately pepper the attorneys with questions (as they… Continue reading Howell v. Howell: SCOTUS Oral Argument Recap