Tag Archives: Marital

When Does an Idea Become an Asset and When Does an Asset Become Subject to Marital Property Division in Maryland?

Back in the 1990s, a famous politician once responded to a question under oath by noting that “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” While that answer might be puzzling to some, the reality is that, in the … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: (Her) Honor and a Privilege – Fomichev and FRE 501 Marital Communication Privileges

 Till death (or interrogating federal agents) do us part. United States v. Fomichev, 2018 WL 3748658 (9thCir. Aug. 8, 2018), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Christen, joined by Judges Wardlaw and Owens. Facts: Fomichev, born in Russia, came to … Continue reading

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Enhancement In Value: When Can It Be A Marital Asset?

In Florida, the enhancement of value of a nonmarital asset could be declared by a divorce court to be a marital asset.  Most of the time you see this when one spouse’s nonmarital asset is alleged by the other spouse … Continue reading

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Unique Marital Assets and How to Divide Them in an Illinois Divorce

Divorce affects your entire life, from your living situation and daily routine to your finances. Under normal circumstances, finances can be a headache, and in the case of a divorce, they can be even more frustrating. Your assets and finances … Continue reading

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Does a Term in a Marital Settlement Agreement Where an Alimony Paying Spouse Must Provide Life Insurance Naming the Ex-Spouse as Beneficiary Support an Alimony Obligation or Not?

By:  Bonnie C. Frost In a case which might, at first glance, be overlooked, the purpose of life insurance as it relates to alimony (and possibly as it might pertain to child support) is discussed clearly and succinctly.  In Wheeler … Continue reading

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