Lawyer Suspension for 3 Month for Misconduct During Divorce Proceeding

The Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County, Massachusetts suspended a lawyer from the practice of law in that jurisdiction for three months. The suspension was based on respondent's stipulation to misconduct that occurred during his divorce proceeding. Specifically, respondent transferred $ 406,000.00 in marital assets to his own private account overseas, and failed to pay spousal support and other expenses as ordered by the court. He was adjudicated in contempt at least seven times and twice incarcerated for his actions.