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

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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

Howell v. Howell: Arizona Family Law, Veterans’ Benefits, and the Supreme Court of the United States

I've written about a case we did the oral argument on at the Arizona Supreme Court, Howell, and that the case is now up at SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States). But, today was Howell's oral argument at SCOTUS. Here is a summary of the facts and issues in Howell argued at SCOTUS. What this case really… Continue reading Howell v. Howell: Arizona Family Law, Veterans’ Benefits, and the Supreme Court of the United States

SCOTUS granted review of Howell v. Howell

About a year ago we were lucky enough to help brief and argue the case of Howell v. Howell at the Arizona Supreme Court. The case was about the division of a military veteran's disability pay during and after a divorce (SCOTUSBlog has a succinct explanation of the issue here). Unfortunately, we did not succeed at… Continue reading SCOTUS granted review of Howell v. Howell