The Palin family is never far from the headlines and now it is Bristol Palin’s turn. In November, it was reported that her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, had filed for joint custody of the couple’s child, Tripp. Palin responded by requesting payment of child support arrears in the amount of $67,000, a finding that Johnston is underemployed and, of course, requesting the court deny Johnston’s request to increase his custody share. Palin is further requesting that the court find that, under Alaskan law, Johnston has committed a felony by owing so much in child support arrears.
Category Archives: Family Law Corner
The Obama Administration announced Friday that the federal government will recognize approximately 1,360 same-sex marriages performed in Utah since December 2013, despite the state’s refusal to acknowledge these marriages.
When they decided to end their marriage, Mississippi residents Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon faced an unusual hurdle: the court refused to grant them a divorce.
Winning is on U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller’s mind — not just going for gold in Sochi but also in the courtroom against baby-mama Sarah McKenna.
Laura E. Vocke and Katie Burke, Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. Twitter’s Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) has garnered much attention since the company went public in November, and divorcé Stuart…
Under Washington Law, Marriage Establishes No Express or Technical Trust With Respect to the Exception from Discharge Provided in Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(4)
In In re Mele, 13 C.D.O.S. 12737, No. WW-13-1173-DTaKu (November 25, 2013), the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a property allocation judgment arising from marital dissolution proceedings in Washington is dischargeable in a chapter 13 case notwithstanding Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(4), which excepts from discharge debts “for fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity, embezzlement, or larceny….”
Kendra Rae Davis, sometime “Real Housewives of Atlanta” groupie and wife of former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Antonio Davis, is calling foul on his spending down their joint accounts since she filed for divorce last June. In addition to withdrawing $133,510 in July, Kendra claims he also spent $563,041 from a joint account on a new house. According to TMZ, Kendra is asking the court to order Antonio to return the funds because his withdrawals violated certain restraining orders.
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has been feeling the heat on and off the court. Bad puns aside, Wade has been involved in a contentious divorce and custody battle that has lasted longer than the marriage did and is not ending any time soon.
Despite her impending divorce and her wife’s request for spousal support and attorney’s fees, Glee star Jane Lynch has one thing to be gleeful about: her spousal support payments will now be tax deductible.