Distinguishing Between Defined Contribution Plans and Defined Benefit Plans for Purposes of Dividing the Marital Estate

One shortcoming of the family law system in the division of marital assets is that all assets that fit within the “pot” for equitable distribution in the event of a divorce are assigned a fixed value and treated equally (including...

Read More

Dissipation (Waste) of Marital Assets – Knowing Your Rights

In a divorce, can you recoup monies “pissed away” by a spouse on things unrelated to the marriage or can you hold a spouse accountable for specific debts incurred in advance of a divorce filing? Or, what if your spouse hid assets during...

Read More

A Possible Shift in the Law on Division of Future Financial Benefits in Divorce

As a general rule, all assets acquired during the marriage are presumed to fall within the pot for equitable distribution in a divorce, but there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is the receipt of employment related stock options or restricted...

Read More