Category Archive: Family Law

Documents Needed for a Divorce Investigation About Hidden Assets

A divorce lawyer or investigator usually will need the following documentation in order to begin an investigation into hidden assets: Financial disclosures Tax returns Bank statements Check registers Financial disclosures Typical divorce procedures require that a divorcing couple disclose their assets and liabilities. These disclosures serve as the starting point in any financial investigation seeking …

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Dealing With Loans from Relatives During a Divorce

The blurring of loans and gifts Normally there is very little trouble in valuing a debt or establishing its validity. The oblige will send monthly statements with the amount due and take steps to ensure that regular and timely payments are made. However, this may not be the case when debts are owed to mothers, …

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What Is Collaborative Divorce?

The divorce process known as “collaborative divorce” is a variation on the concept of attorney-assisted mediation. Before I explain how the collaborative divorce process works, a few words about the genesis of this process will be helpful.Why did the process of collaborative divorce develop? The concept of collaborative divorce is generally credited to Minneapolis family …

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