Category: Prenuptial Agreements

Chasing Divorce Assets, Part 3

Defending and Attacking Prenuptial Agreements

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. Defending and Attacking Prenuptial Agreements If the objective of a prenuptial agreement is to define and protect separate property, an effective one must anticipate and address future opportunities for comingling, transmutation, and retitling separate property. For instance, many […]

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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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Is a Prenuptial Agreement Enough to Protect My Assets During Divorce?

December 17, 2020 | Legal Perspective, Prenuptial Agreements, Videos

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Pittsburgh family law attorney Brian C. Vertz discusses the nuances of prenuptial agreements and property tracing with attorney Kyleigh A. Weinfurtner’s class at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. An artfully drafted prenup can be a valuable tool in protecting assets during a divorce. However, if the prenup doesn’t anticipate specific circumstances of a divorce, property tracing may still be important in distinguishing marital property from separate property.   […]

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Who Gets the Ring When the Engagement Is Called Off?

November 17, 2018 | Court Decisions, Divorce, Legal Perspective, Prenuptial Agreements

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As the holidays approach for many, it is a time of planning for an engagement. Holiday engagements frequently are rather public affairs with a profession of love and a request for commitment to marriage in front of family and friends. And of course the ring is fit for the occasion — extravagant, sparkly and beautiful. What happens, however, if down the road the couple does not get married?  Who gets […]

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3 Tips for Preserving Your Premarital Assets

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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