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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.

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