27 Search Results for "Equitable Distribution"

December 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Family Law Practice Tip – Equitable Distribution and Alimony Spreadsheets

...er Interested in Family Law Cc: Burton Hunter Subject: Your Request for my Equitable Distribution and Budget Excel Workbook Hi (Young Lawyer Interested in Family Law); Thanks for giving me the chance to clean up and share my Equitable Distribution Excel Workbook. Note that this one assumes you are representing the wife as petitioner. I need to have four forms. Two each for wife and husband, as Petitioner and as Respondent. But, it takes only 5-10...

August 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Equitable Distribution – WV Divorce Property Law

...ch different than when two people of similar status marry young. WV is “An equitable distribution state”, not a “community property state”. Here is a practical, not scholarly, explanation: 1. If it was purchased during the marriage, whether by one person’s paycheck or both, whether titled in one or both names, and even if it a lottery winnings from a ticket bought from a cashed paycheck, it is marital. 2. If it was inherited by, deeded to, or gift...

March 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

2018 Update: Equitable Distribution: WV Divorce Property Law

...ch different than when two people of similar status marry young. WV is an “equitable distribution state”, not a “community property state”. Here is a practical, not scholarly, explanation: 1. If it was purchased during the marriage, whether by one person’s paycheck or both, whether titled in one or both names, and even if it a lottery winnings from a ticket bought from a cashed paycheck, it is marital. 2. If it was inherited by, deeded to, or gift...

December 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Low Tech Fundamentals of Running a Law Office

...retaking Functions worksheets; Equitable Distribution worksheets; Proposed Equitable Distribution Spreadsheets (prepared by the lawyer using Microsoft Excel, with the client, and submitted to the court and the other party before mediation.) And we have dozens of handouts for clients (It helps to have 250 blog articles “in the can”.) My stuff isn’t “copy-writed”. Any colleague can “borrow” them. Hunter’s letter to new clients, explaining who he is...

September 24, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Suggestions for Operating and Marketing A Small Firm Efficiently and on a Budget

...osts, on lawyers who are not candid, four articles on alimony, WV’s law of equitable distribution, “divorce 101”, “the nuts and bolts of family court”, and keeping in mind the sometimes hidden interests impacting settlement discussions and mediation. http://hunterlawfirm.net/disingenuous-lawyers/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/tag/perspectives-of-a-small-town-lawyer-2/page/15/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/equitable-distribution-wv-divorce-property-law/ http...

July 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Mediation Conundrums, Domestic Violence, and Sociopaths

...r blog posts, the Family Court CANNOT order them to mediation on issues of equitable distribution or spousal support. In north central WV, Upshur, Lewis, and Randolph Counties, judges expect the lawyers to attend mediation, and we do, to the great benefit of our clients. The better mediators and attorneys now can print out a complete parenting plan or agreement for the parties to read and sign and take with them. They are not binding until present...

November 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

What Burt Has to Say to His (Divorce and Custody) Opponents

...sal to accept the reasonable rules that govern your case. They include: 1. Equitable Distribution. We are not a community property state. Your spouse does not automatically own everything you own. But it is strongly presumed that any property, including “my retirement” accumulated during your marriage is owned 50%-50%. So, if you want your wife to be a stay at home wife or mother, realize and appreciate that she will raise the children, maintain y...

January 31, 2019 at 8:16 pm

Financial Disclosure in Divorce: Get it Right!

...d Mr. Hunter’s instructions for completing my financial affidavit and our “Equitable Distribution Spreadsheet”. In regard to marital assets and debts, I understand the basics of the “WV Doctrine Of Equitable Distribution,” especially the fact that the Court will presume that any asset or income generated by the efforts of either party during the marriage and before separation is jointly owned. I understand that property I owned before our marriage...

August 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Why Should My Lawyer Know Technology

...to draft pre-trial memos and orders. 11. Lawyers who use Excel can create equitable distribution spreadsheets of his client’s debts and assets, prepared a proposed distribution, and show the client how close his proposal, or the other side’s, it to a 50%/50% split. 12. Lawyers who use Dragon can dictate less formal documents on the fly with “voice to print”. 13. Lawyers with Pathagoras document assembly can fill in questionnaires and e-mail clien...