FAMILY FRAUD

Teresa and Joe Giudice are both accused of felonies in connection with alleged tax evasion according to People magazine’s August 19, 2013 edition. Louisiana law recognizes conviction of a felony with a sentence of hard labor as grounds for divorce. If one spouse is convicted before the other, can the other spouse get a divorce on those grounds even if both are ultimately convicted? Chances are, this will never happen to you. However, if you and your spouse are the subject of a criminal investigation that might lead to arrest and prosecution, you should seek the advice of counsel concerning your rights.