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The Downside of Divorce Mediation

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The high cost of divorce is common knowledge. Urban legends abound of couples who fight so long and hard that they ultimately lose the assets they are fighting over to the payment of lawyer’s fees. The fear that a divorce litigation will result in financial calamity motivates many people to…

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Recoupment Revisited

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Everyone loves a surprise ending, right? Maybe. Just don’t ask the spouse who owned a home prior to marriage, and expected she would be able to keep the home as her separate property in the divorce, only to find out that her husband has an interest in the value of…

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Separate (But Different) Property

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The idea that there must be legal distinctions for practical differences has always carried with it a related, if somewhat less popular idea — where there are no practical differences, there should be no legal distinction. And yet legal distinctions abound when it comes to the treatment in a divorce…

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