by Marty J. Zalevsky
Family Law Attorneys in Arizona and across the nation have been watching the divorce of Harold and Sue Ann Hamm. It's a rare case where one party writes the other a check for $975,000,000.00, and rarer still when the other party refuses to accept it because it isn't enough. As a number of news sites have reported, an Oklahoma judge recently ordered oil tycoon Harold Hamm to pay his ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm $974,790,317.77 as part of the couple's divorce in addition to other assets worth millions by themselves. While she has since changed her mind about depositing the check, Ms. Hamm is still pursuing an appeal asking for several billion dollars, arguing that the original court order (about 6% of the estimated $18,000,000,000.00 total marital assets) is unfairly low.
by David Sheffield
Children are a blessing, but for all that a child can enrich a parent's life, some parents who are required to pay child support have difficulty seeing past the impoverishment of their wallets. Not being financially stable before having children is frequently a bad idea but it's not actually impossible. An Ohio court has made it a good deal harder for Asim Taylor, though, by ordering the father of four to stop having children until he has paid back the over $100,000.00 in child support arrears that he already owes.
by David I. Sheffield, Esq.