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: 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

Disclsoure and Discovery: Getting the information you need for a divorce or family court case

Divorces and Family Court cases require a lot of information because they mainly deal with factual issues (i.e., “we have XYZ accounts that need to be divided,” “Mother should have more time with the child because Father did ABC.”). Because of this, most states’ rules of family court procedure require that parties disclose certain documents… Continue reading Disclsoure and Discovery: Getting the information you need for a divorce or family court case

How much does a divorce cost?

I get this question all of the time. The short, and unfortunately only, answer is that it depends. The monetary costs of a divorce are a combination of attorney fees, court costs, and expert costs. So, while I can't provide an exact amount for the cost of a divorce, I can provide you with some information.… Continue reading How much does a divorce cost?