Tag: Settlement

Why Good Drafting Counts

February 17, 2009 | Blog, Court Decisions, Divorce

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A recent decision issued by Florida’s intermediate appellate court, Craissati v. Craissati, amply demonstrates the importance of good contract writing skill. The husband and wife in this case entered into a marital settlement agreement, in which the husband agreed to pay alimony for eight years. Like most alimony agreements, this agreement provided that the alimony would terminate upon the death of the recipient, her remarriage, or cohabitation for a period […]

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Shadle – NAV Accepted by Divorce Court

October 02, 2008 | Blog, Business Valuation, Court Decisions, Divorce

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In Shadle v. Shadle (108 PDDRR 102), a Bucks County divorce decision, the main issue was the valuation of an HVAC contracting business owned by the husband. The contracting business generated revenues from two primary sources: prepaid service contracts, and residential repair and replacement of HVAC systems. The company employed seven technicians, including the parties’ two adult sons. An ancillary issue was whether the husband had made an enforceable agreement […]

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Mercer Capital Publication: Buy-Sell Agreements

July 01, 2008 | Blog, Business Valuation, Family Law News

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A recent edition of Value Matters, a periodical published by Mercer Capital Group, illustrates the reasons for having a buy-sell agreement and what options might be available. Buy-sell agreements are advisable for the same reason as prenuptial agreements: they structure the consequences of a possible future incident such as shareholder disharmony, death, or divorce. The valuation provisions of a buy-sell agreement, which may dictate the share price in the event […]

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