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
After writing about the Howell case for a few months now, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its Opinion today! Written by Justice Breyer, the Court unanimously agreed with Mr. Howell. Here is the link for the SCOTUS Blog article summarizing the opinion and it has a link directly to the opinion. We are… Continue reading Howell Update: Unanimous Decision
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
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”.
In addition to providing information and random family law articles in the blog section, I've added a Book Store page that will list some books that I think can help with divorce or family law issues. I've linked the books to Amazon (affiliate links) so that you can read more about them or purchase them. Also,… Continue reading Book Store
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