How a Pre-Marital Agreement Protects Finances

Not every couple needs a prenup or pre-marital agreement. For example, two people getting married out of college who have not accumulated any real assets and never been married before, do not need a prenuptial agreement. On the other hand, couples getting married for the second or third time and who have children from previous…

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Has Tracing Changed or Remained the Same?

In re the Marriage of Dorothy and Joseph CiprariCourt of Appeal Decision Related to Forensic Accounting Part 1 Dorothy (“DeeDee”) and Joseph (“Joe”) fixed their date of separation as August 13, 2010, the date DeeDee commenced the marital dissolution proceeding. The marriage terminated pursuant to a judgment entered March 18, 2016, which attached the court’s…

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Forensic Accounting and In re the Marriage of Launa and David Morton

On September 26, 2018, the LA County Bar Association’s Daily eBrief included the case of Launa Morton, Appellant vs. David Morton, Respondent.  This was a significant case for forensic accountants because it gave case authority to include 401(k) contributions when calculating spousal and child support. The following excerpts are taken from the opinion filed by…

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