Category Archives: Family Law Corner

Family Law Corner: Bode Miller Case Raises Question of Rights of Pregnant Women

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.

Spouse’s Undisclosed Twitter Investment Could Benefit Her Ex Post-IPO

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….”

Family Law Corner: Ex-Wife Calls Foul On Ex-Husband’s Spending

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.

Family Law Corner: Contentious Divorce Gets Even More Heated

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.

Family Law Corner: Tax Deductible Spousal Support Causes Glee

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.

Short Order Divorce for Famous Cook

Nigella Lawson, famous for her cooking show with a flirtatious edge, has been involved in a very public break up from her husband of ten years, art collector, Charles Saatchi.

Court Has Widest Discretion to Choose Parenting Plan for Former “Gossip Girl” Star and Ex-Husband

“Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford had one of the most contentious divorces and custody wars we have ever written about, complete with restraining orders, private investigators, and possible involvement by Rutherford in the revocation of her ex’s (Daniel Giersch) American visa.

End of Romance Can Signal Start of Litigation When Pricey Engagement Ring is at Stake

The NFL’s highest paid defensive player, Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills, is suing his ex-fiancée for refusing to return her $785,000 diamond engagement ring.

Is Keeping Ex-Wife Off Reality TV a Motive in Steve Nash’s Objection?

Usually, when one parent wants to move with the children closer to the other parent who lives out of state, the out-of-state parent has no objection. However, Steve Nash of the L.A. Lakers is objecting.