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Cases Citing Recent Decision as to When Lawsuit Proceeds Are Marital Begin to Roll In

Posted in Divorce, Equitable Distribution

Earlier this year, Mark Ashton, a partner in our Chester County office, wrote about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, Focht v. Focht. This case is significant because it overruled Pennsylvania’s prevailing caselaw addressing how to determine whether a lawsuit and personal injury settlement are marital or non-marital assets. The old law looked to the timing of when… Continue Reading

THINKING ABOUT METAL

Posted in Equitable Distribution

Historically, we have often been asked about the valuation of jewelry and coins as part of the equitable distribution process. This has never been a very interesting topic over the years as, in most cases, the mark-up on these personal effects is so high that there is often very little value left after the appraiser… Continue Reading

A “TOP SEVEN” LIST OF MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY LAW

Posted in Alimony, Divorce, Support

The following is my "Top 7" list of "family law misconceptions" that I frequently hear from new or prospective clients.  The list is by no means exhaustive and assumes that there is no pre or post-nuptial agreement in place which might already address the issue.  Likewise, as other states have different laws and procedures, this… Continue Reading