Yearly Archives: 2010

Judges are Deciders, not Investigators, in Divorce Litigation

September 16, 2010 | Blog, Business Valuation, Divorce, Marital Property

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

A recent post on BVLaw (culled from the materials for the BVR Summit on Business Valuation in Divorce, going on now in Chicago) reminds us that pre-trial discovery and preparation are essential tasks in divorce litigation which must be conducted by the parties, with the assistances of their lawyers and experts, not the court: Speaking at this morning’s BVR Divorce Summit, Judge Thomas Zampino gave some excellent advice for matrimonial […]

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Lump Sum Divorce Payment: Exempt Property in Bankruptcy

September 09, 2010 | Blog, Court Decisions, Divorce, Marital Property, Settlement

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

In Re Miller, 424 B.R. 171 (M.D. Pa. 2010) Wife/Debtor filed a chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, in which she attempted to classify an “income maintenance award” of $88,500 received in a divorce decree as property exempted from the bankruptcy estate.  The divorce decree provided that Wife was to receive $88,500 cash in order to effectuate a 67%/33% division of marital property.  Next, Wife’s former divorce lawyer filed a proof of […]

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Blazer: Double Dip Still Moribund in California

Last year I had the privilege of attending the BVR/Morningstar Summit on Best Practices in Business Valuation in Divorce, which will be held this month in Chicago. Unfortunately I have to miss it this year as I will be visiting my new niece in San Diego. They will be discussing the latest developments in business valuation and complex financial issues in divorce, including the following summary of a double-dipping decision […]

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