Wednesday, December 11, 2013

In Re Marriage of LaMoure (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 11, 2013)

If you ever wonder why some people hate attorneys -- including but not limited those previously married to them -- take a look at this case.

It's the story of a years-long effort by sole practitioner (and USC Law graduate) Nathan LaMoure to avoid paying attorney's fees to his ex-wife.  Principally by trying to hide assets in a pension account.

It doesn't work.  But boy did it cause the parties to expend a lot of time, effort and (further) attorney's fees.

It's also not LaMoure's first shot at avoiding paying his former spouse.  Witness this opinion from 2011.

LaMoure can still practice law.  At least currently.  He was suspended in 2010 for failure to pay child support and in 2011 for failure to pay Bar dues.

So if you want Newport Beach attorney who knows how to game -- albeit unsuccessfully -- the family law system, feel free to look him up.

But he's not exactly giving other attorneys a great reputation.