Blog Posts in 2012

Straight from the paycheck - Wage Garnishments!

Having wages garnished is often a very touchy subject for payor spouses and/or parents. Here is a list of the different types of garnishments, when they are used, and for what: 1. Income Withholding ...
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Celebrity Divorces and Community Property Distribution

Dividing of community property assets can often get nasty, especially in celebrity divorce cases. But a few celeb couples are currently providing good examples of how to distribute property and ...
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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant -- Have Collaborative Divorce Proceedings Brought Them Back Together?

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have apparently already worked out a Marital Settlement Agreement in which Vanessa was given all 3 of the couple's Newport Beach homes. Their divorce proceedings appear to ...
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Celebrities and Child Custody Disputes

While Heidi Klum and Seal may be attempting to divide custody of their four children in a non-contentious manner, other celebrity custody battles have often been acrimonious. Here's a few that you ...
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Most Expensive Divorces

Check out this list of most expensive divorces of all time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_divorces Weighing in at #1 is media mogul, Rubert Murdoch's divorce from his wife, ...
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Celeb engagement news!

30 Rock actress, Katrina Bowden, and her boyfriend Ben Jorgensen, a rock musician, recently became engaged on January 28, 2012. Whenever a new celebrity couple plans to take the plunge, we have to ...
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What Can Courts do about Upside Down Residences?

Last night's Family Law Study Group presentation focused on what the court's can do about upside down mortgages in today's lagging economy. Generally, in a dissolution, there is an ...
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Heidi Klum and Seal: Can Mediation Foster Reconciliation?

On January 23, Heidi Klum and Seal announced their separation and possible divorce. Yet both Heidi and Seal have been spotted still wearing their wedding bands as recently as January 28. And Seal has ...
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Russell Brand and Katy Perry: Good candidates for mediation?

While Russell Brand and Katy Perry may be calling it quits on their marriage, Brand claims they want to remain friends and have an amicable divorce, according to an article in the January 16, 2012 ...
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Divorce rates by State

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, the States with the lowest rates of divorce are (1) New Jersey, (2) Minnesota, (3) Masachusetts, (4) New York, and (5) Pennsylvania. The States with ...
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Love in the air for basketball players...

Basketball superstar, Michael Jordan, 48, proposed to his girlfriend, Yvette Prieto, 33, over Christmas weekend. Prieto, who was born in Cuba and is a model, and Jordan have been a couple since about ...
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Aretha Franklin's Engaged!

Grammy-Award-winning songstress, Aretha Franklin, 69, recently announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend, William Wilkerson, 64. The couple is set to wed this summer in Miami Beach. According to ...
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Pasadena Magazine - January 2012 Wedding and Events Issue!

The January 2012 Issue of Pasadena Magazine is on newstands and for sale NOW! The entire issue is dedicated to Weddings & Events so be sure to pick up a copy for yourself or for a bride-to-be or ...
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Celebrity Wedding Report!

People magazine reports one of the latest celebrity marriages in its current issue: "Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, 27, married his boyfriend, Georgetown law grad Victor Voronov, 28, on ...
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Analyzing Tax Returns: Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

The Family Law News periodical summarizes some of the unique tax aspects of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as follows: "Owners of Limited Liability Companies are known as members. LLCs that ...
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Analyzing Tax Returns: Partnerships

Another common type of business, the "Partnership" has specific tax implications of its own which may have a bearing on a family law case in determining income available for child support ...
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Analyzing Tax Returns: S-Corporations

What do you need to know about "S-Corporations" and how do they differ from the "C-Corporations" explained in the previous blog? The Family Law News periodical sums it up as ...
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Analyzing Tax Returns: C-Corporations

Although not commonly thought of as a " family law " issue, understanding and properly analyzing tax returns is an important part of a family law attorney's job. Specifically, an ...
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Another Famous Duo Doomed!

After just 14 months of marriage actor-comedian, Russell Brand, has filed for divorce from his pop star wife, Katy Perry. Unlike many Hollywood marriages, Russell and Katy did NOT sign a prenuptial ...
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Splitsville for another Hollywood couple!

Another celebrity couple headed for splitsville: Irish singer-songwriter, Sinead O'Connor, age 45, announced on December 26, 2011, that she was calling it quits with her husband, Berry Herridge, ...
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