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Articles From Reuben A. Bernick

Divorce Without Discovery: A New Landmine in Marital Litigation By Reuben A. Bernick May 2013 Article, Page 238 A recent case holds that if you don't conduct formal discovery in your divorce case, you may lose the right to reopen the judgment after it's entered, even to seek assets that weren't disclosed.
When Property Becomes Income in Post-Judgment Divorce Litigation By Reuben A. Bernick June 2010 Article, Page 310 Are the assets your client got in divorce really "free and clear of all claims" by the ex-spouse? If they're retirement benefits and the claims are for child support, probably not.
Is There Marital Property Before Divorce? So Sayeth Takata By Reuben A. Bernick October 2008 Article, Page 512 Can an ex-wife recover post-decree arrearages of child support from the separately owned assets of the obligor father's new wife? The appellate court says "yes." Plus, read Christine Takata's take on this much talked-about ruling.