McKinley Irvin Blogs from May 2013

  • Dividing Business Assets in a Divorce

    Dividing Business Assets in a Divorce Breaking up (a business) is hard to do. The number of small and closely-held businesses has increased over the years-and so has the number of business assets in need of allocation or division in divorce proceedings. This can make a divorce much more complex. There are three scenarios that can typically occur when dividing a business in a divorce: Most often: The business is awarded to the spouse with the greater involvement and the other spouse is compensated. Sometimes: The court can order the business to be sold and the ...
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  • CLE on June 4: Equitable Distribution in Divorce with David Starks and Jennifer Payseno

    CLE on June 4: Equitable Distribution in Divorce with David Starks and Jennifer Payseno McKinley Irvin family attorneys David Starks and Jennifer Payseno will be presenting via teleconference a 1.5 hour CLE on Equitable Distribution in Divorce . When: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Pacific Time Click here to learn more or to sign up. Recordings of this CLE will also be available for purchase through NBI. This class is intended for family law attorneys and accounting professionals. Course Content: Drafting the Separation Agreement or Property Settlement Agreement Consent Judgment Must-Knows The Role ...
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  • Why Native Americans Families Should Re-Consider Professional Estate Planning Services

    Having a well thought-out will or other estate planning instrument in place can provide peace of mind and financial benefits for any family. This is particularly true for Native American families. The complex history of the law governing ownership and distribution of tribally-owned land and property poses/creates unique risks and concerns when it comes to the disposition of land and property upon the death of a family member. Such issues are best addressed with careful and professional estate planning legal services . The ...
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  • What to Expect If You Have to Go to Trial

    What to Expect If You Have to Go to Trial Family Law and Trial In a family law proceeding, the thought of trial can be intimidating. If a litigant reaches this point, it means the parties could not settle matters on their own, through counsel, or through mediation, which is required in most family law proceedings. Most people have never experienced an event like a trial. Many people unfamiliar with the process assume it is similar to what they see on television. It is not. An understanding of what to expect if you have to go to trial can help reduce stress and ...
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