In its 1987 Rose decision, the United States Supreme Court interpreted the legislative history underlying VA disability benefits to mean that Congress firmly intends such payments to be made as compensation to a disabled vet "and his family."
"In every single state, a wealthy person is better with a prenup."
As noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article: "It's getting a lot tougher to keep a secret stash."
The president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Alton Abramowitz, calls it a "sea change" when he refers to one solidly emerging trend in family law.
Negotiations during a divorce can sometimes bog down over matters relating to child custody and visitation, support issues or asset valuation and division.
It might reasonably be expected that a family law proceeding involving a business tycoon and a woman described by the media as "one of the biggest names in modeling" would be centrally about high-asset divorce matters and property division.
Spy gadgets have graduated from science fiction and children's toys to serious applications as weapons wielded by some divorcing spouses. With scientific advances that make it easier for hidden technology, such as recording and tracking devices, spouses undergoing divorce are increasingly adopting these tools for their own investigative purposes.
Here's an idea for a couple proceeding through a high-asset divorce with lots of personal and real property to dispose of and an inability to agree upon anything: Hold an auction, split the proceeds and be done with it.
It is a fathers' rights case regarding child custody and visitation that, as one media article notes, "fathers around the nation are watching."