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Marital Assets

What Is A Satisfaction Of Judgment

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In divorce or family law matters, there is often times an order from the court for a payment from one party to the other. Sometimes, the order is through a consent judgment. Other times, the court might order the payment...more

Gavel to Gavel: Marriage, the sole cause of divorce

by McAfee & Taft on

Spring brings weddings. Cue delightful melodies as couples waltz toward union. Most engaged couples, however, focus on selection of dresses, tuxes or cake, and ignore that marriage imposes statutory and constitutional...more

Divorce financial statements: Do not overstate or understate values

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

In a divorce, courts are to divide marital property in a just manner when considering all the factors in an equitable jurisdiction. To divide marital assets in a just manner, courts need to know the value of the marital...more

Common misconceptions of NJ family law

In a world of “fake news,” access to reliable information about the divorce process is more difficult to come by than one may realize. While many litigants are quick to consult the internet, family members and friends for...more

High Asset Divorce And The Collaborative Process

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

For many parties going through a divorce, they might have lots of assets. From a marital home, vacation homes, investment accounts, retirement accounts and other lucrative assets, those going through a divorce with a high net...more

Pullman Matrimonial Lawyers Convince the CT Supreme Court to Make Major Change Affecting the Finality of Judgments

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently decided a case of critical importance in Reinke v. Sing, SC 19687, reversing the Appellate Court and determining that pursuant to General Statutes § 52-212a parties may agree to open a...more

Divorcing and Worried About Your Finances? A Promising Perspective

by Jaburg Wilk on

When women divorce, or contemplate divorce, they report being worried about their finances and how they will meet their financial obligations as a newly single woman. With gender pay disparity and potentially not knowing...more

Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce in Arizona?

by Jaburg Wilk on

In Arizona, a large percentage of divorces proceed without either party hiring a lawyer. As Arizona is a no-fault divorce state, couples do not need a specific reason to file for divorce – it is sufficient that the parties...more

Is Collaborative Divorce Worth The Cost

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Some wonder whether collaborative divorce is worth the cost. In other words, when they contemplate collaborative practice and the enlistment of a collaborative team, they see the potential for having to pay various...more

Using Prenuptial Agreements to Protect the Family Farm

by Ruder Ware on

The family farm is a special asset. The family may have worked hard through decades, maybe even generations, to accumulate and develop the farm’s land, equipment and livestock. The children may be grown and successors to...more

Pet custody now an issue in Illinois divorce

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Divorce proceedings can already be contentious. It can difficult for many parties who are divorcing to reach a comprehensive agreement on all the issues in their case. But now pet custody might add another twist to Illinois...more

The Fine Print - Winter 2017 - Family Law & Estate Planning

The Winter 2017 issue of The Fine Print focuses on family law and estate planning and features articles on prenuptial agreements, what to know if you are heading toward divorce, and more. Click on the attachment below to read...more

Prenuptial Agreements - Who Needs Them?

A prenuptial agreement is a contract between prospective spouses before they marry, which governs certain issues in the event of divorce or death, such as property division, spousal support, and rights of a surviving spouse....more

Application of Discounts in Valuation of Interests in Privately Held Entities

by Jaburg Wilk on

When representing high net worth individuals in divorce proceedings, frequently one of the assets is an ownership interest in a privately held business or professional practice. Establishing a value for the business can be...more

Estate Planning & Family Law: How To Protect Your Assets For Future Generations

Norma Stanley and Derren Ciaglia explain the similarities of estate planning and family law, and give some examples of how to protect your assets in complicated planning matters....more

Marital Property Versus Non-Marital Property

Absent a prenuptial agreement, the definition of marital property is an item acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Therefore, any property that was purchased and/or owned by a spouse prior to the...more

Alan Thicke Estate Dispute Highlights Pre-litigation Threats

by LeClairRyan on

Actor Alan Thicke – best known for his role on the TV show Growing Pains – passed away at the end of 2016, leaving behind a dispute between two of his sons and his third wife. ...more

Equitable Distribution When the Trial Judge Gets it Right

It is not often in a complex equitable distribution case that we see a trial Judge’s fair and well-reasoned decision reversed on appeal. However, that is precisely what happened in the April 18, 2017 Court of Appeals case...more

How Does Remarriage Impact Wills and Inheritances?

Divorce and remarriage are common in the United States, and most legal professionals place these issues squarely within the family law realm. However, people who remarry should also carefully revisit their estate plan...more

Supreme Court Decides Howell v. Howell

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Howell v. Howell, No. 15-1031, holding that where a veteran waives retirement pay to receive service-related disability benefits, federal law preempts state courts from ordering...more

Is My Beloved Pet Just an Asset to be Divided?

Our dogs and cats are part of our family, right? They do not just represent property to be divided, right? Actually, in North Carolina, pets are considered property and as such our courts will divide your pets in the same...more

Waiver Of Year’s Support Through Post-Nuptial Agreement

by Bryan Cave on

Divorce should put an early end to the marriage vow of “’til death does us part.” But, when it comes to estate disputes, neither divorce nor death can part the path to the courthouse. ...more

Episode 9: Optimizing Value in a Marital Business Divorce: Interview with Ladd Hirsch

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

A business divorce within a marital divorce presents challenges that tax the skills of even the most experienced business lawyers. Dallas attorney Ladd Hirsch, a litigation partner at Diamond McCarthy LLP, has developed a...more

How To Protect Yourself Before A Divorce

by Cozen O'Connor on

As a divorce lawyer, I have met with countless clients who claim they were blindsided by a divorce. While they may have seen signs that something was wrong in the marriage, they chose to ignore them hoping that things would...more

Tactics For Managing Marital Finances

by McManis Faulkner on

During a dissolution of marriage, financial management is essential to avoiding court imposed sanctions. Parties to a dissolution are required to preserve assets until the court has determined respective interests. At times...more

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