During the month of December, football-related headlines usually address regular season matchups, player injuries or the impending playoff picture. However, this past December, these headlines became decidedly grimmer following a tragic murder-suicide involving an up-and-coming player.
Both family law and criminal law experts across the nation currently have their eyes on Texas as a first-of-its-kind property division case is currently making its way through the state court system. Here, the issue being explored is whether former spouses of exonerated prison inmates are entitled to any portion of the money granted to them by the state as compensation for their wrongful conviction.
Online news outlets and social media channels were abuzz last week over the news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch was filing for divorce from his wife of nearly 15 years.
One family law concept with which many people are undoubtedly familiar -- perhaps thanks to television shows and celebrity gossip magazines -- is the prenuptial agreement.
The explosion of smartphones and tablet computers coupled with the continued growth of wireless Internet access has served to make instant communication among friends, family and co-workers the new norm. In just a few keystrokes or taps on a phone screen, we can instantly send a text message, mail a presentation or upload photos. However, with this constant interpersonal communication comes the risk of perhaps sharing too much.
When a spouse makes the difficult decision to file for divorce, they typically understand that they will have to address and resolve a multitude of important legal issues over the coming months, including child custody, child support, spousal support and, of course, property division.