Potential Consequences of Hiding the Ball

The fiduciary duty of each party involved in the dissolution of a marriage requires full disclosure of documents and information that are pertinent to their case without being requested. This obligation includes the distinct nature and valuation of all assets and debts in which the community has or could have an interest or for which…

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Moore/Marsden, Watts Charges

Background Greg and Jodie Mohler were married on September 12, 1998, and separated on July 2, 2011. Petitioner (Jodie) filed a Petition of Dissolution on January 25, 2012. Greg filed his response on April 9, 2012. Their trial did not take place until November 15, 2017. Jodie’s Proposed Statement of Decision identified several disputes. Among…

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Marriage Dissolution and Life Insurance Valuation

Establishing the value of a life insurance policy can be one of the more muddled issues to deal with when determining property division. Although there are several types of life insurance policies, not all forms give rise to property division issues. Generally, there are two categories of life insurance you need to consider— whole life…

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