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Putting A Ring On It (And Not Getting It Back)

State rules vary governing what happens to an engagement ring if the marriage fails to occur. There are even different rules from state to state determining whether the ring becomes marital property subject to division after...more

“Magic” Words To Ensure an Ex-Spouse Remains in Will

Attorneys often encounter situations in which someone makes a will or designates a beneficiary naming their spouse as the heir or beneficiary, separates from their spouse, fails to make changes to their will or beneficiary...more

Keeping up with the Kardashians, Family Law Matters

I was saddened last week with the news of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s reported separation after 22 years of marriage. I am not ashamed to admit it, but I am a fan of their amazingly successful television reality series,...more

Why Do We Need A Parenting Coordinator?

Parenting Coordinators are professionals appointed by the court to assist parents who are no longer living together, or who are going through a divorce, to resolve disputes regarding their children. The institution of...more

School Bells are Ringing: Scheduling the Children’s Activities

If you are a divorced or separated parent, it time to think about the upcoming school year. Children, like adults, often have highly scheduled lives. This can create great conflict and confusion for divorced and separated...more

Tips to Protect Your Privacy When Separating – Part 1

For most folks the decision to separate is hard, and the reality of what separation means can be harder. One of the most important aspects of separating is privacy. Whether you stay in the marital home or get your own new...more

Inside M&A - Spring 2013

Top Five Traps for the Unwary in Spin-Offs - A wave of corporate breakups has swept through the United States over the last few years as investors have taken notice of the fact that smaller companies focused on a...more

Long Time Separation Does Not Equal Divorce

Most employers know that a married participant in a qualified retirement plan must name a spouse as beneficiary for at least a portion of the benefit unless the spouse signs a notarized written consent or the spouse cannot be...more

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner - Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan - Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond -...more

Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait To Update Your Estate Plan

Many people have the misconception that they cannot update their estate plan or even prepare a new Will if they are separated but not yet divorced from their spouse. This is not true. An estate plan can be updated at any...more

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