[This is a re-post of a popular article that I wrote and published a year ago on this site. ~BCV] It’s never easy to take the first step on any journey. When you are facing a marital separation, there are five things that you can do to protect yourself, financially and emotionally. 1. Secure your property. Review your joint bank and credit card statements regularly to ensure that no unexpected […]
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled recently that agreements between spouses who plan to continue their marriage but wish to define their legal rights and obligations in the event of divorce are enforceable in that state. Some states (notably Ohio) do not permit spouses to execute agreements waiving their marital rights unless they are actually pursuing divorce, and the law of many states is unsettled. In its recent decision, […]
The value of a spouse’s share of marital property and the income it generates, the income and earning capacity of each spouse, and the reasonable budgetary needs – these factors remain the most influential in Pennsylvania alimony cases.
The Supreme Court of North Dakota has been asked to decide whether breast implants should be identified as marital property and valued for divorce purposes.
Some lawyers advise clients to withdraw as much as they can before litigation commences.
In Blazer v. Blazer (No. DR 38292, Aug. 25, 2009), the California Court of Appeals discusses the excess earnings method and, in particular, the myriad ways to distinguish personal from enterprise goodwill.