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Searching for Hidden Assets and Unreported Income in Divorce

Searching for Hidden Assets and Unreported Income in Divorce

Posted by William P. Allen on October 08, 2019

When high net worth individuals file for divorce, both sides have a financial incentive to hide assets owned by their spousal “partnership,” so it is important to inventory the marital estate as soon as possible. 

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Close-Up on Goodwill in Divorce Cases

Close-Up on Goodwill in Divorce Cases

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on May 21, 2019

When divorcing spouses own a private business interest, it complicates the settlement process. In general, the business needs to be valued and then included — either entirely or partially, depending on state law and legal precedent — in the marital estate.

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Differentiating Active vs. Passive Appreciation in Divorce

Differentiating Active vs. Passive Appreciation in Divorce

Posted by William P. Allen on February 19, 2019

The laws in most states make a distinction between marital and separate property for purposes of marital dissolution. In cases where property increases in value during the marriage, experts may be hired to determine whether that appreciation is passive or active.

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