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Divorcing When your Partner is Under Criminal Investigation

Posted by Elise Buie | Jun 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

When there are multiple investigations happening during your divorce case, things can get very tricky very quickly. A couple were running a pediatric dental facility in Jacksonville, FL. The practice has been under investigation for Medicaid fraud. At least $4 million in payments may have been fraudulently made. On top of that, the doctor is accused of harming the children who came to his practice.

Now the wife is asking for a divorce, claiming her husband has blocked access to the accounts and dissipated the funds. But the man's attorney says that he is spending the money on responding to patients who are requesting records after the clinic shut down. The office is under at least three separate investigations. And there is a twist too. The wife was the office manager at the clinic for years and handled all the Medicaid filing. She could potentially be on the hook for fraud.

The abuse case has gotten so much attention that CNN's Anderson Cooper recently did a story on it. Fair warning: it is graphic and disturbing.

Sometimes people do get divorces because they discover their partner are doing horrible things. If you are in such a situation, seek help immediately. Learn how you can protect yourself by calling Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC.

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Elise Buie

Passionate, creative, problem-solving attorney who crafts solutions rather than obstacles. Elise spends significant time educating her clients on healthy communication skills. Elise also ensures that her clients make informed decisions by understanding the future emotional and financial implications of their decisions. Your family's future is our first priority. Elise teaches her clients new skills to empower them in the future as they adjust to the new family structure. While divorce ends a marriage, it is the beginning of your new, often times, more authentic life. Elise will help you begin that new life with new skills to handle any future challenges.


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