During a divorce, the court divides the parties’ marital property in an equitable manner. In order to do so, the parties must truthfully disclose their assets and liabilities. But, what if they don’t? What if there is a misrepresentation in disclosing marital assets?...
In a recent case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court considered whether a workers’ compensation settlement constituted marital property in a divorce. During a divorce, the court divides the property of the spouses’ in an equitable manner. Simply, equitable...
During a divorce, the court divides the parties’ property in an equitable manner. In order to do so, the parties must truthfully disclose to each other their assets and liabilities. What happens when one spouse is dishonest, or even fraudulent, in his or her...
Regarding equitable distribution of the marital estate in a divorce, does federal law preempt a Massachusetts judge from dividing a spouse’s federal veterans disability benefits? The Massachusetts Appeals Court decided that question in a recent case. ...
Family lawyers want a fair distribution of marital property for their divorce clients. Valuation of a spouse’s small business poses a challenge to achieve that goal. This post addresses how forensic accountants put a price tag on a small business for marital...
When it comes to dividing marital property in a divorce settlement, probate courts adhere to the adage, “waste not, want not.” Dissipation of assets involves a spouse in the throes of divorce, separation or annulment disposing. The spouse hides or shifts marital...
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