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Told You So! Bitcoins and Still May be Time for a Family Law Attorney in the White House

I hate to tell you I told you so, but….Well, actually I don’t hate telling someone I told you so because, hey, I like being right. It happens sometimes and, as I note, more frequently with each year. There definitely is something to that “age and wisdom” thing.

So, I’ve written a number of blogs on family law over the past five or so years, and sometimes something comes up in the news where a light goes on and I think, “Hey, I was writing about that way back when.”  Footnote: I started writing before “fake news.”

That light came on at the end of 2017 when the meteoric surge in the price of Bitcoin was the everyday headline. Now, I’d like to tell you that late last year I was out cashing in Bitcoins and not worrying about writing blogs, but that simply was not the case.   In fact, when I wrote about Bitcoins on October 7, 2014, the price of a Bitcoin was $328.00, almost a 75% decrease from the price only seven months earlier, when Bitcoin was going for about $1200.00. At the time, I noted that there had been a surge in individuals trying to hide assets in anticipation of a divorce through the use of Bitcoins. I noted that had someone purchased them with dollars in March, 2014, that they’d have suffered a great loss by October, 2014.   Of course, if they had purchased enough in March 2014, and held on to them, they’d probably be retired now. Nonetheless, just a few weeks ago, I saw some articles predicting that Bitcoin would continue to fall in value this year. It has already fallen close to 50% from its top value.   Of course, another article I read predicted it would rise to over $91,000 by 2020.  So, is it a good place to  try and hide marital money?  Probably not, but hey, take your best shot.

I also wrote on August 2, 2016, during the height of the last presidential election, a blog entitled: Why the Next President Needs a Divorce/Family Law attorney in the White House and Why I Want the Job. The premise was, regardless of which candidate won, both Trump and Clinton could benefit from an “In-White House” Divorce/Family counsel. Well, heck, I hit that one pretty spot on. I mean with the Stormy Daniels interview airing a few weeks ago on 60 Minutes  who know when Melania will be ready to throw in the towel. Of course, Donald, Jr.’s wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce a few weeks ago after 12 years of marriage and five kids. But the soon to be Ex-Mrs. Donald Trump Jr. did not hire a divorce attorney to represent her. Oh no, she purportedly hired a criminal law attorney!   Well, who would have predicted that one? (Answer…anyone) l So maybe I missed the mark when I wrote the original blog, and should have suggested that one of my criminal law colleagues apply for the coveted “in house” position.

But, I’m not giving up yet. As I was writing this (last week), in scanning the news I discovered that the wife of Dan Scavino, President Trump’s White House social media director, filed for divorce at the end of January, 2018. According to the news, Mr. Scavino is considered an assistant to the president, one of the highest staff positions, along with Kellyanne Conway, Don McGhan and Jared Kushner. Apparently Scavino’s profile in June 2017 in Politico, described Scavino as “the president’s mini-me.” A  scary Austin Powers metaphor to be sure.

And while we are at it, can Ivanka be too far away from getting rid of Jared? It might be in the interest of national security.

So I guess there is still potential for a family law attorney to be added to the White House staff. But I am really thinking a criminal lawyer may be more appropriate.  And as of this week, maybe the President ju

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st needs a new “personal attorney.”  Then again, these  folks don’t seem to have too much job security or longevity.  I don’t know, I’ve had my firm for over 25 years, so maybe I should pass on any offers for White House positions I may get.  I really like it where I am…trying to help good folks going through tough times.

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