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Communicating About “The Breakup”

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It is traumatic enough to decide to end a marriage. Then there is the business of announcing the event to friends and family. In an ideal world, couples would take the Jeff and McKinsey Bezos approach. Press release from...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

Husband, Wife, Partner, Significant Other: Risks Of Home Buying As An Unmarried Couple

The real estate market in Seattle is notoriously expensive and competitive and everyone seems to be looking for more space as we enter the second year of a pandemic. There is also a rise in nontraditional partners buying...more

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What Documents Should You Gather In A Divorce? A Checklist To Help Guide You.

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One of the most frustrating parts of a divorce for participants, whether you are representing yourself or you have a lawyer, is the volume of documents that must be exchanged. In Arizona, under the Rules of Family Law...more

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Silver Lining: COVID-19 Engagements Allow More Time for Premarital Financial Planning

The effects of COVID-19 have been felt across the globe in almost all aspects of life. From the transition to remote work and virtual learning for students, to the shuttering of businesses and recreational activities, to...more

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Palimony Isn’t Alimony – Having A Long Term Relationship Alone Doesn’t Give You A Right To Support

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Many people think that palimony is just alimony with a “P” and that the mere existence of a long term unmarried relationship, where the people live together, is enough to convey some right of support. Having argued the...more

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Wealth Management Update - February 2021

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February 2020 Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split-Interest Charitable Trusts - The February Section 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs,...more

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Recovery Rebate Credits, Economic Impact Payments, and Divorce

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On February 16, 2021, the IRS announced that all legally permitted first and second-round Economic Impact Payments (also known as “stimulus payments” or “stimulus checks”) have been issued.  Beginning in April 2020, the IRS...more

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Introducing: The Austens

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Welcome to the Austen family! Their father, Jack Austen, is a hardworking, self-made, immigrant who started a family real estate company. Some children were involved in the family company, some were not. Some children were...more

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

How to Strategize an Amicable Divorce

Although some divorces cannot escape conflict, you and your spouse may have an idea of how you would like to separate your assets and divide custody of your children in an amicable way. In Iowa, a family law attorney...more

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson PLLC

Easy As 1, 2, 3, 4: How to Legally Change Your Name

From time to time a person may want to change their name—maybe their first name, or maybe their full legal name. Maybe it is for a serious and legitimate reason (perhaps they have married), or maybe it is for a more...more

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A Family History of the Austens

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Welcome to the story of the Austens — made-up people with a wild accumulation of fictional (but factual) circumstances that raise all kinds of probate and fiduciary litigation issues. What potential problems do you spot here?...more

Stange Law Firm, PC

Do Both Parties Have to Agree to a Modification?

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After a divorce or paternity matter ends, one or both parties may want to somehow modify the judgment. In a general sense, modifications occur in cases of child custody, child support, spousal support, or alimony. However,...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

5 Tips for Virtual Trials

Many custody and divorce trials are occurring virtually. Trial by video is a new frontier and another creation of living during a pandemic....more

High Swartz LLP

Social Media and Divorce – 5 Tips to Follow Right Now

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Understand that anything you type, post, or reply can and will be used against you in a court of law. It seems like we can't turn on the news today without hearing about yet another social media or texting disaster. We...more

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Buying Out A House In Divorce. Update Comps!

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This will be short, for once. Divorce often involves one spouse buying out another from the marital residence. Best advice was, and still is, home values are such that paying for an appraisal can be useful. But of course,...more

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Child Support: The Problem With Giving Diapers, Formula, Etc.

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In a previous blog entry, we talked about the problem with paying child support by cash. When a parent who is ordered to pay gives cash, there is no record of the payment itself. In many cases, the parent who received the...more

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Social Media and Divorce

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last fifteen (15) years, it is hard to imagine a force that has had a more significant impact on day to day life than social media. I know personally, my screen time alerts from...more

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Mistakes Happen: How The Law Treats Mistakes In Marital Settlement Agreements

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What happens when you make a mistake? You correct it and move on. What happens when you make a mistake in your divorce settlement agreement? Can you correct it and move on? Well, maybe not. There is a mechanism...more

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How Will the Pandemic Impact a Divorcing Couple’s Business?

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Beware: the CARES Act may distort business cash flows from 2020. Almost every business faced an unusual year in 2020. When the pandemic hit, work slowed dramatically then came the whiplash effect. In particular the...more

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Divorce During COVID – How We Have Adapted

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Like almost everything else in life, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly altered the practice of family law. With court closures and social distancing measures, the court system, attorneys, and clients have turned to technology...more

Charles (Chuck) Rubin

Beware the Last Minute Signing of a Prenuptial Agreement [Florida]

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Marital attorneys know that upon divorce, spouses who signed a prenuptial agreement will often raise arguments of coercion and duress to void the agreement. Factually, such allegations and arguments may or may not be true,...more

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Three Words: Mediation, Arbitration, and Conciliation

Mediation. Arbitration. Conciliation. Three words that sound alike and come up frequently in the family law context but have different meanings and implications. I could write a blog post on each one, but here is the “down...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Divided Indiana Court of Appeals Issues Landmark Divorce Tax Decision

On January 26, 2021, a divided Indiana Supreme Court of Appeals decided Maxwell v. Maxwell in which the majority potentially reshapes decades of Indiana statutory and case law regarding the tax impacts of divorce and raises...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Indiana Supreme Court Rejects Distinction Between Divorce Business Valuations and Compulsory Buyback Valuations

On January 28, 2021, the Indiana Supreme Court decided Hartman v. BigInch Fabricators & Construction Holding Co., rejecting the short-lived distinction between divorce case business valuation discounts from discounts in other...more

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Financial Exploitation and the Authority of a Conservator

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In this last discussion of the Smith and Alexander families, we examine financial exploitation, its impact on suitability in appointing a conservator, and steps that a conservator can take if there is evidence of prior...more

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