A divorce attorney might agree that recent changes in technology and divorce law have added complexity to the field of family law. A recent divorce between registered domestic partners provides context.
Divorce is not the only time when a family law attorney might be called upon to assist in child custody determinations. As in today’s story, sometimes tragedy might leave a child without his or her parents. In that situation, a number of relatives might express competing interests in gaining legal custody.
California readers may be accustomed to news of celebrity divorces. What makes today’s story unusual, however, is the surprising lack of financial planning exhibited by the couple.
Although a household might be dual income, it's common for family members to only use one spouse's employer-provided health insurance benefits. There might be economies of scale or other cost-saving benefits to claim multiple family members, instead of each spouse carrying separate insurance policies.