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Demystifying Myths About Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 3 – The Contribution Factor – Celebrity Edition

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Perhaps growing up in Los Angeles took some of the fun out of celebrity gossip, but I never understood the fascination with stories about what is in the shopping cart of the (often shorter than advertised) celebrity standing...more

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[Webinar] Representations of Wealth Planning and Conflict in Film and Literature: What Can We Learn from Such Depictions? -...

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Producers, writers, and reporters have long been fascinated with high-stakes wealth, estate and trusts, and shareholder disputes. Whether tragic or comic, the drama between clients, families, business partners, as well as the...more

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What if mediation does not work?

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In divorce or family law matters, mediation is common. In some cases, the court orders that the parties go to mediation. After a case is over in a divorce or family law judgment, the court may even order the parties to...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: United States Department of Labor Revises FFCRA Leave Rules

Since it was signed into law on March 18, 2020, confusion surrounding certain provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) has left employers concerned about their compliance. The recent...more

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Guardianship May or May Not Be an Answer

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The COVID-19 situation has had many unwanted side effects. Among them are increased occurrence of depression, substance abuse, and mental illness. Additionally, our older population has been particularly impacted by the...more

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What to do When a Spouse Ignores the Divorce Process

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When a marriage becomes irretrievably broken, both spouses generally agree that a divorce is necessary.  However, some divorces are contested by one party, which may make the process more difficult and lead to prolonged...more

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NJ Divorce Court State Of Play After 6 Months Of COVID 19 Restrictions

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Two common questions I hear from potential clients, as well as the general public, are (1) are the courts open and (2) can people even file new matters (divorce, enforcement, modification, etc.) Some express shock when then...more

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[Webinar] Panel: The Influence of News and Other Media on Client Expectations - October 1st, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

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Producers, writers, and reporters have long been fascinated with high-stakes wealth, estate and trusts, and shareholder disputes. Whether tragic or comic, the drama between clients, families, business partners, as well as the...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Pennsylvania’s Spousal Elective Share

Disinheriting a spouse in Pennsylvania is not as simple as leaving a spouse nothing under the Will. In Pennsylvania, the surviving spouse has the right to receive an “elective share” of certain property of the deceased...more

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BOLI Permanently Expands OFLA for Eligible Working Parents Impacted by COVID-19

On the day that its temporary rule was set to expire, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (“BOLI”) issued a permanent rule to allow employees to continue to avail themselves of protected “sick child leave” under the...more

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Statutes And Subsequent Qualification By The Supreme Court – They Both Matter.

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In a recent decision, E.H. v. K.H., the Appellate Division made clear that a finding of harassment in connection with the entry of a domestic violence restraining order must be based upon a judge’s findings on all elements of...more

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A Review of the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act

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Earlier this summer, which feels like a lifetime ago in these COVID times, the Rhode Island Governor signed the Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act into law.  The law, which had been considered in four previous legislative...more

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Guardianship and Conservatorship: Initial Filing and Emergency Orders

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Continuing with this month’s focus on special needs planning and decision-making, and building off of a prior post introducing the concepts of guardianship and conservatorship, this post will focus on the initial procedural...more

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Conducting Discovery Informally In Family Law Litigation

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In any divorce or family law matter, a party must have all the information they need to make an informed decision in terms of whether trying or settling their case. In a divorce, in particular, parties need information on all...more

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A Dangerous Curve Ahead: Access to Florida Guardianship Proceedings at Risk

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This week, the Orlando Sentinel reported that The Florida Bar Board of Governors, at the recommendation of The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, is considering a proposal to change Florida’s...more

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Harassment Prevention Orders Under G.L. c. 258E

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I have written in the past about 209A Abuse Prevention Orders – the mechanism by which victims of family or household violence can obtain court orders of protection.  Burns & Levinson partners Ronald Barriere and Cici Van...more

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Wealth Management Update - September 2020

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September Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intrafamily Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The September Section 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs,...more

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Special Needs Planning

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Navigating governmental entitlement programs in Massachusetts can be confusing and overwhelming.  In order to receive government assistance such as Medicaid (MassHealth) or Security Supplemental Income (SSI), income and asset...more

Blank Rome LLP

Perhaps Your Biggest Asset Following Divorce: The Bank Account of Emotional Capital

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A necessary part of every divorce action is financial disclosure in the form of a “Statement of Net Worth,” in which a client details their assets, liabilities, and monthly expenses. When clients send the form back, we...more

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Family Problems Are The Problems. Politics Are But A Diversion.

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If you were home last week or this week, the television screen has lit up with some of the most rancorous debate I have seen in my lifetime. This is saying something because I was around for the summer of 1968 when the world...more

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Protecting Marital Assets During the Pendency of a Divorce

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One of the biggest concerns parties have when going through a divorce is that their spouse will dissipate, hide, or move assets without their knowledge and consent. The fear is that once assets are gone, they can no longer be...more

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What You Need to Know If You Are Seeking a Domestic Violence Protective Order in North Carolina

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In order to obtain a Domestic Violence Protective Order (commonly referred to as a "DVPO"), you must first file a Complaint and Motion for DVPO. Any person may file an action for a DVPO and proceed pro se, or without the...more

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Court Reversed Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Judgment Due To A Lack Of Damages

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In In the Interest of M.G.G., an ex-husband was made a constructive trustee of stocks that he held in his retirement account for his ex-wife. No. 05-19-00777-CV, 2020 Tex. App. LEXIS 6291 (Tex. App.—Dallas August 10, 2020, no...more

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When One Parent Wants Virtual Learning And The Other Wants In-Person

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Family law attorneys and their clients have been met with a variety of challenges since the start of the pandemic: how to safely manage parenting time, domestic violence concerns with abusers and survivors continuously stuck...more

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Many custody cases being complicated by some schools not reopening

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August is almost always a tough month for parties going through divorce or custody disputes. In many cases, parties have trouble agreeing on where the children will go to school. The parties might also have trouble agreeing...more

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