Courtroom Confidential

Ep 21: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Question the Expert in your Divorce—Wisely!

During divorce the court may appoint experts to provide recommendations on the issues of custody, vocation, and financial/asset valuations. The opinions of these experts could have grave consequences on your divorce, child custody, and other family law matters. Which is why it’s really important to know how to question the court appointed experts and how to call the credibility of those reports into question.

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to teach you the lesson: Question the Expert in your Divorce—wisely!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office, and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

Ep 20: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Corporate Divorce

Divorce can be messy and complex all on its own without the added layer of a spouse-managed corporation, a spouse who is a majority shareholder, or when there is also a jointly owned partnership. If your spouse owned a business prior to marriage and during the marriage hires you as an employee within the company, do you have any rights to a share in the business at divorce? If your spouse promises you the earth, moon, and part of the business one night while lovingly staring into each other’s eyes, does that mean that you are now entitled to a part of the business? Just how easy is it to untangle the corporate web during the divorce?

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to teach you the lesson: Corporate Divorce!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office, and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

Ep 19: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Mixing pleasure with business during marriage?

Have you been mixing the pleasure of marriage with a jointly owned business? In this episode, you will learn that sometimes filing for divorce is not the only thing you may want to sue your spouse for. If you jointly own a business with your spouse or have entered into business contracts along with your spouse, you may need to sue your spouse for a divorce, a business tort, and breach of contract. You may also need to hire a business law attorney to help wind down the business. This episode discusses practical solutions and considerations when faced with this very dilemma.

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to teach you the lesson of what happens when you mix pleasure with business or have other claims against your spouse at divorce.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

This episode is brought to you by Array. Array, the litigation support partner that delivers speed, accuracy and unmatched service. Array manages the logistics of litigation so lawyers can focus on winning their cases. For information on how Array can help to uncover hard-to-find data and improve outcomes with their state of the art data forensics and investigations services and expert witnesses, visit www.trustarray.com

Ep 18: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Overkill Your Divorce Case. Pay More, Save Later!

You probably have heard a story from a friend going through a very expensive divorce, and wondered just how big the divorce bill can be. Have you ever heard the sales gimmick, pay more, save later, does it really apply to divorce?

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to teach you the lesson: Overkill Your Divorce Case. Pay More, Save Later!

In this episode you will learn about factors that can affect the cost of divorce. Even divorces that appear simple can have financial ramifications if not done right the first time. Nicole, Nicole and Sheila talk about the pricey lessons that some have made by trying to save money in the beginning or while trying to be ‘amicable’ and concede to certain terms without knowing the potential legal and financial consequences of those choices. Sometimes paying a little more in the beginning, can save you a lot of money in the long term.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

Ep 17: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Sexting, IG, FB, and OMG what did I do?

These days everyone is on social media from FB, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, you name it, and the impact is can have on your divorce and custody matters is real. Even wondered if your modeling picture on Instagram will affect your spousal support? What about the picture your friend tags you in with your new Porsche after claiming you lost your job and have no other assets? Can advertising on Craig’s List as an escort affect spousal support? Can your lack of a LinkedIn profile negatively impact your divorce case? What if after a review of your financials during divorce you are caught paying for “dinner” (aka drugs) on Venmo, can that affect child custody?

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to answer these questions and to teach you the lesson: Sexting, IG, FB, and OMG what did I do? The impact your social media footprint and social activities can have on your divorce and custody matters.

In this episode you will learn the impact your social media, social activities, and texting can have on your divorce and child custody matters. During divorce, when determining support and custody matters, attorneys may hire private investigators to scour through your social media to check the claims of a spouse. And yes, they uncover it all, including photos your friends post of you on social media and financial transactions on PayPal and Venmo!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

This episode is proudly brought to you by Array. Array, the litigation support partner that delivers speed, accuracy and unmatched service. Array manages the logistics of litigation so lawyers can focus on winning their cases. For information on how Array can help to uncover hard-to-find data and improve outcomes with their state of the art data forensics and investigations services and expert witnesses, visit www.trustarray.com

Ep 16: Until Court Do Us Part Series: The Losing War of Words

Have you ever sent a nastygram, hateful text, accusatory email, or left an angry post-it note to your spouse or partner written in the heat of the moment when the emotions were still fresh? Every relationship has seen one or two of those (or in some cases much more). In this episode you will learn why it is so important to be mindful of what you put in writing when communicating with your partner, both during and at the end of your marriage. It could affect a range of issues from support to child custody matters. Once the war of words begins, there is no winner in the end, only a damaged marriage.

Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila teach you the lesson: The Losing War of Words!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

Ep 15: Until Court Do Us Part Series: The High Cost of Living with Your Partner without a Cohabitation Agreement!

Have you ever wondered if you acquire any rights if you live with your partner but never legally marry? This episode dives into the rights of partners in traditional, modern, and unconventional relationships. Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. In this episode Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila teach you the lesson: The High Cost of Living with Your Partner without a Cohabitation Agreement!

In addition, special guest Michael Julian, President of National Business Investigations, Inc., our proud series title sponsor, joins us to give insight on how private investigators work with family law attorneys to uncover the scandalous truth.

A cohabitation agreement may not be sexy, but it’s smart! The rights of unmarried versus married couples who live together to financial support, jointly acquired property, and separate property are explored in this episode. You will also hear about the double dealing ‘putative spouse’ and the rights of the legal spouse and the innocent partner. And for the untraditional relationships, if there is a legally married couple cohabitating with a third-party romantic partner, the rights of the third party.

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

Ep 14: Until Court Do Us Part Series: Telltale Signs Your Marriage is Over

Divorce can be messy and maddening (think attempting to run your spouse over with a car maddening- and yes that happened!). Nicole Nuzzo, Sheila Stiles, and Nicole Schmidt, family law partners of the premier firm Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara join Courtroom Confidential for this exciting 10-part series, Until Court Do Us Part. This series showcases some wide-ranging cautionary lessons learned from the depths of divorce court. Nicole, Nicole, and Sheila are here to kick off the series with the first lesson: Telltale Signs Your Marriage is Over…Call Your Lawyer!

In this episode you will learn about the telltale signs that your marriage is over ranging from being nearly run over by your spouse, joining dating websites, bringing home another partner to live at the home romantically, to sexting with someone other than your spouse. You will also learn about the important issue of the ‘date of separation’ in a marriage that can have a significant impact on the characterization of income and assets acquired after separation. Can the date of separation be postponed if you care for an injured spouse after an accident? Does spending part of a holiday with your separated spouse and the children affect the date of separation? These are just some of the questions you’ll hear discussed in this episode!

Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara’s family law practice is known for representing high-net worth individuals often with complex cases. Nicole Schmidt, Nicole Nuzzo, and Sheila Stiles are partners in the firm’s Newport Beach office and are all designated specialists in the area of family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

This series is proudly sponsored by National Business Investigations, Inc. Trusted by top law firms, corporate and private clients and businesses for over 5 decades for civil litigation support and criminal and family law matters to uncover the truth, locate people, discover and recover assets and conduct workplace investigations and surveillance. To learn more visit www.investigations-nbi.com.

This episode is brought to you by First Legal. Practicing with integrity, delivering on promises, and being personally accountable is how First Legal delivers first class deposition services, records retrieval, e-filing, service of process, e-discovery, and more. First Legal works with your legal team to plan, prepare, and present your best case at trial. Learn more at www.firstlegal.com

Ep 13: Inside Innocence: Suzanne Johnson and the Death of Baby Jasmine, Part 2

On June 24, 1997, Suzanne Johnson, a licensed at home day care provider in San Diego, CA, called 911 to report that Jasmine, a baby in her care, had gone limp and was struggling to breathe. Earlier in the day, Suzanne had put Jasmine in a high chair and accidentally tipped it over, causing Jasmine to fall and hit her head on the floor. Jasmine initially appeared to be fine. However, when Suzanne tried to later feed Jasmine, but the baby vomited and went comatose. Rescue workers responded, but were unable to resuscitate her. Suzanne was immediately suspected of assaulting Jasmine rather than viewing it as an accident, even though Jasmine had an existing skull fracture from a prior fall from her parent’s bed and despite the fact 911 responders put the breathing tube down the wrong side into Jasmine’s stomach preventing any chances of saving her. After two jury trials, the first resulting in a hung jury, Suzanne would find herself convicted of assault on a child causing death. She was given a life sentence.

Years later, the science of forensic pediatric pathology relative to the diagnoses of “Shaken Baby Syndrome” (SBS) would change dramatically in Suzanne’s favor. Much of the expert testimony that formed the basis of Suzanne’s conviction has now been scientifically proven to be invalidated and unreliable. In Part II, Alissa Bjerkhoel, Suzanne’s attorney from the California Innocence Project, walks us through Suzanne’s legal journey from two jury trials, her appeals, to the present.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project.

www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org

Ep 12: Inside Innocence: Suzanne Johnson and the Death of Baby Jasmine, Part I

On June 24, 1997, Suzanne Johnson, a licensed at home day care provider in San Diego, CA, called 911 to report that Jasmine, a baby in her care, had gone limp and was struggling to breathe. Earlier in the day, Suzanne had put Jasmine in a high chair and accidentally tipped it over, causing Jasmine to fall and hit her head on the floor. Jasmine initially appeared to be fine. However, when Suzanne tried to later feed Jasmine, but the baby vomited and went comatose. Rescue workers responded, but were unable to resuscitate her. Suzanne was immediately suspected of assaulting Jasmine rather than viewing it as an accident, even though Jasmine had an existing skull fracture from a prior fall from her parent’s bed and despite the fact 911 responders put the breathing tube down the wrong side into Jasmine’s stomach preventing any chances of saving her. After two jury trials, the first resulting in a hung jury, Suzanne would find herself convicted of assault on a child causing death. She was given a life sentence.

Years later, the science of forensic pediatric pathology relative to the diagnoses of “Shaken Baby Syndrome” (SBS) would change dramatically in Suzanne’s favor. Much of the expert testimony that formed the basis of Suzanne’s conviction has now been scientifically proven to be invalidated and unreliable. In Part I, Alissa Bjerkhoel, Suzanne’s attorney from the California Innocence Project, walks us through the facts of the case and the investigation.

Courtroom Confidential’s new Inside Innocence series, brings you compelling cases from the working files of the California Innocence Project.

www.CaliforniaInnocenceProject.org