Woman sues divorce attorney for incompetence

Posted on May 27th, 2010 No Comments

A Jeanette, PA, woman is claiming that her lawyer cost her approximately $122,000 due to his failure to freeze assets in her husband’s retirement fund.

The woman filed suit this Wednesday in Westmoreland County Court against her lawyer, alleging negligence and malpractice.

According to court documents, while the woman was involved in divorce proceedings with her husband, she informed her attorney that her husband had a Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System account with $242,855 in retirement money.

The suit states that the lawyer “did not seek or otherwise obtain an injunction … or any other appropriate judicial intervention to prevent plaintiff’s husband … from removing the assets within his retirement account.”

The husband removed all the money from the account during the summer of 2008 and spent it “frivolously” for the next year before dying in August 2009. The cause of death is not explicated in the suit.

If you are looking for experienced legal counsel in the matter of divorce, contact the Conroe divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Former Buffy star files for divorce

Posted on May 19th, 2010 No Comments

Emma Caulfield, the actress who played the vengeance demon Anya in the TV show ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ during the shows 1997-2003 run, has filed for divorce from her husband of four years.

The two were married on August 23, 2006. Caulfield cites irreconcilable differences in her filing, which was made on May 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The split does not appear to be amicable.

If you are looking for an experienced divorce attorney, contact the Conroe divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Study finds divorce more likely when housework not split

Posted on May 14th, 2010 No Comments

A recent academic study has found that marriages are much more likely to be stable when men contribute to housework, shopping, and childcare.

Wendy Sigle-Rushton, a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics, said: “The results suggest that the risk of divorce among working mothers, while greater, is substantially reduced when fathers contribute more to housework and childcare.”

“That men’s failure to contribute to housework can increase the risk of divorce may seem surprising, given that all of the families in my sample had fairly young children over the time period they are followed and a divorce would have had substantial economic consequences and would not have relieved most mothers of housework and childcare responsibilities,” she continued.

The risk of divorce in a situation where the woman returns to the workplace while her husband does not help in the housework increases 97 percent, according to the report.

“This study underscores the importance of taking into account relationships between’s men’s behaviour and marital stability. In economic and sociological research, there has been too great an emphasis on women’s paid work and not enough attention given to the division of unpaid work,” said Sigle-Rushton.

If you are facing marital trouble or are looking for legal advice when it comes to divorce, contact the Conroe divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Chicago divorce ends in tragedy

Posted on May 4th, 2010 No Comments

A Chicago divorce between a 72-year-old man and his 68-year-old wife has ended in a tragic murder-suicide.

According to police, the divorce meant to end the couple’s rocky decades-old marriage had stalled over arguments about what to do with their apartment house at 1700 W. Erie St. in the city’s West Town neighborhood.

A court judge eventually ordered that the home be sold and the proceeds split between the two. When the couple’s adult sons, aged 44 and 42, served their father with a legal notice to leave the building, the 72-year-old man shot them both before turning the gun on himself.

The sons had assumed ownership of the property on their mother’s behalf and were seeking to sell it. When their father refused to exit the premises, they served him with an eviction, which is what led to the shooting.

Police Superintendent Jody Weis had some choice words for the “ambush style” killings of the two men.

“Their lives will never be the same due to this selfish and cowardly action of this murderer, who, after committing these crimes, turned his gun on himself rather than face justice,” Weis said.

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