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Adding Third Parties Into a Divorce Proceeding

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A divorce proceeding can be complex enough. Where parties do not agree on one or more matters, it can turn a divorce into a contested legal proceeding. Whether the differences be on child custody, child support, spousal...more

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Divorcing the In-Laws: Marital Disputes and Their Effect on Wider Family Finances

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In most cases, a marriage represents the joining of two families, rather than simply the two individuals who take vows. It is perhaps unsurprising therefore that the emotional fallout of a divorce can similarly involve the...more

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Look Before Leaping Into an Anti-SLAPP Motion

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Suing the suer is a common strategy in California civil litigation. A special motion to strike, known as an anti-SLAPP motion, can be a powerful weapon against such retaliatory litigation. We have explained the use of such...more

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Estate Planning Considerations for Unmarried Individuals

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Estate planning is a process that must be customized to fit each individual’s unique situation.  Each individual has their own priorities and issues to address.  The priorities and issues for an unmarried individual are often...more

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NCOIL Model Act Could Facilitate “Good Bank/Bad Bank” Insurance Structures

Insurers whose mix of assets and liabilities might make it attractive to split into a “good bank” and “bad bank” should monitor a recent model law passed by an influential body of state legislators. On May 3, the National...more

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The Perfect Divorce: Lessons Learned from Bill and Melinda Gates

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The announcement by Bill and Melinda Gates that they were ending their 27 year marriage shocked many. However, what was even more shocking was how amicable it appeared.   We hear horror stories about how contentious,...more

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How to Find the Right Midwest Divorce Attorney

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If you have decided to divorce in the Midwest, you will need legal counsel. A competent Midwest divorce attorney will save you time, money, and stress during the process. They can also guide you to a more favorable result...more

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Texas Community Property Law and How to Plan Around it

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Jack Bux and his high school sweetheart, Diane, have been married a few years, but the pandemic has taken its toll on their relationship, and they could soon be parting ways....more

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Love it or List it: What to do with the marital home in case of divorce

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Depending on the size of any existing mortgage, the equity in the marital home often represents a significant portion of the marital estate, however illiquid that equity may be. So how do the divorcing parties manage that...more

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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

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[Webinar] Making the Most of your Assets in a Divorce - January 27th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Join family law partner Julie Colton on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, as she presents “Making the Most of your Assets in a Divorce.” Julie will be joined by Heather Baranowski of Cohen & Co. and Fern Schwartz from Merrill...more

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Navigating A Home Transfer In Divorce

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Just about every divorce case involves a house and its corresponding mortgage. In a small number of cases parties agree that dissolution of the marriage is also an opportune time to downsize the residence, but in most...more

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5 Tips for Keeping Gifts and Inheritances Received During the Marriage as Separate Property

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The presents are unwrapped, and gifts exchanged. But that gift with your name on it, or that new vehicle in the driveway with a big bow on top, is it really yours? Or, in the event of a divorce or legal separation, is it...more

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What’s Love Got to do With It: When Unmarried Couples Live Like Married Couples

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The pandemic may be delaying weddings, but people are still moving forward living their lives together – and making some unfortunate financial decisions. Unfortunate because they are not protected by laws that would protect...more

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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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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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Demystifying Myths About Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 2 – The Treatment of “Personal” Assets

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“What’s mine is . . . yours?”  Welcome back to the long-awaited second part of my series on demystifying myths about asset division in divorce.  I started this incredible year by addressing the most common of...more

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Let's Talk Family Law Taxes

Join Weber Gallagher Partner, Carolyn Mirabile, and guest, Donna Pironti, a forensic accountant specializing in matrimonial litigation support and tax consulting, for our next episode of Let's Talk Family Law. Carolyn and...more

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When Is It A Good Time to Establish Grounds for Divorce?

In Pennsylvania, if you have established grounds for divorce and one party dies, the divorce laws apply and the surviving spouse will have to proceed to the division of marital assets with the deceased party’s estate....more

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The Impact of Asset Division in a Divorce as a Result of COVID-19

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching as we are all in unprecedented and uncertain times. The financial and emotional impact on everyone will have enormous consequences....more

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What is an assumption agreement?

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In a divorce, the marital home is often one of the most valuable marital assets that the parties have. Typically, the parties also have a mortgage on the marital home with a balance due and owing. To resolve a divorce with...more

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Demystifying Myths about Dividing Assets in Divorce: Part 1 – The Affair

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First of all, to our past, present, and future readers, we want to thank you for reading and wish you all a very Happy New Year! We hope that our articles provide you with some new insight and perspective, as well as the...more

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The SECURE Act – Considerations for January 2020

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Often times in a divorce matter, the two biggest assets the parties have are their house and retirement accounts. While everyone was busy with the recent holiday rush, President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law as part of...more

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Should My Name Be Taken Off The Mortgage?

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In many divorces, the marital home is one of the most valuable assets of the parties. There are three general possibilities in what to do with the marital home in a divorce...more

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Holding Onto The House– The Buy or Sell Dilemma in Divorce

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Ah, home sweet home. Home is your happy place where you can rest and unwind. It is the place you selected to start your family and where you and your family make memories. There is justifiably so much sentimental value tied...more

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