You go answer the door and there’s a big guy on the other side. You slowly open it. He puts his foot in the door and asks your name. Before you open your mouth he hands you an envelope containing a fat stack of papers. He announces “You’ve been served!” which is often followed by “Have a nice day!” BAM! Whether expected or not, this is the “kick off” of your divorce case.
A man in his late 30s stopped by my office unexpectedly and asked me the most terrifying question you can ask a child psychologist, “Do you remember me?” I looked at his face and quickly tried to imagine what he looked like as a child. He finally gave me his name, and I remembered him immediately.
The ownership of digital currency including cryptocurrency and Bitcoin has increased exponentially since my furst Blog article on the subject on October 4, 2014. In that Blast From the Past, we provided an overview of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and we geared it primarily towards my fellow divorce lawyers. Today, I want to update legal developments in this exciting area and focus more towards spouses who may be having marital issues and who own bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
When parties divorce later in life, it’s sometimes referred to as a “grey divorce”. The cause of these divorces can range from infidelity to health issues that affect one or both spouses happiness, to financial insecurity, or simply to the effects of empty-nest syndrome.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on February 22, 2018, to hear an appeal of a case where the Arizona Supreme Court found that a lesbian woman should be recognized as the legal parent of the child she and her former wife conceived through artificial insemination during their marriage. How does this hold impact the Ohio courts?