Category: Marital Property

Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 1

Tracing Hidden Assets and Income

  This four-part blog series addresses the sourcing of money and property in divorce proceedings to discover hidden assets and income, distinguish separate property from marital property and enforce or attack prenuptial agreements. Tracing Hidden Assets and Income Initially, asset tracing depends upon the voluntary disclosure of information from each spouse. If spouses suspect that money and property have been diverted from the assets disclosed in financial affidavits and discovery […]

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Avoid the Divorce Pitfall of Double Dipping

Many of us have heard of the party foul called double dipping — using the same chip or cracker for multiple scoops into the serving dish or crockpot of delicious dip. In divorce litigation, double dip has a much more complicated meaning. In divorce terminology, a double dip occurs when the same income or cash flow is used twice — once as an asset to fashion an equitable distribution of […]

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3 Tips for Preserving Your Premarital Assets

December 14, 2017 | Blog, Divorce, Estate Planning, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

No bride or groom walks down the aisle thinking about the day of the divorce. Sadly, however, statistics from the National Center for Health and Statistics, which tracks national data for marriages and divorces, show marriage does not always get the fairy tale ending. As Pittsburgh asset protection attorneys and prenuptial lawyers working with couples through divorce and estate planning we have an intricate understand of how advance planning may […]

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Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Quite often, soon-to-be-married individuals casually address lawyer friends at social events and cocktail parties wondering this very question. They are in love; they almost don’t want to think about it, but the nagging question makes them wonder — and with good reason. The answer — it depends. Here are five circumstances our Pittsburgh asset protection attorneys have found where a prenuptial agreement may be right for you: If you already […]

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