Ar 10:30 on Thursday (December 4, 2014), the Court of Appeals will hear argument in Leta Collins v. Kenneth Collins.
Leta and Kenneth were married in 1998 and filed for divorce in 2011. A single attorney prepared the paperwork for an irreconcilable differences divorce and both signed a waiver of the requirement to file financial statements pursuant to Rule 8.05. And the property settlement agreement contained a paragraph stating that both parties had disclosed their financial information to the other. Apparently both filled out financial statements and gave them to their shared attorney but Leta never saw Kenneth’s 8.05. A year and a half later, Leta, who is now on food stamps, finds out her ex has a retirement account worth $420,000 and other investments totaling $116,000. She files a motion to modify which the chancellor, after a hearing, denies.
Sounds like a case to pay attention to if you ever represent both parties in an ID divorce.
You can view the argument here.
Justices Fair, Ishee and Roberts. Can barely hear a word.