Division of Property

In recent years, California law has seen the addition of a statute relating to fraud in transactions between marital partners. There have also been laws enacted that intensify, or heighten, the fiduciary duty between married people. Previous posts have touched upon the subject of California as a community property state, and how that designation comes […]

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Viatical settlements and high net worth divorce marital assets

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on December 30, 2014

Throughout the course of a high net worth divorce, the finances, assets and property of each spouse will be examined and evaluated in the process as the parties move toward determination of a settlement and possibly alimony and/or child support payment amounts. Among the property under consideration is a spouse’s life insurance policy. Of course, […]

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When is a $1 Billion divorce settlement not enough?

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on December 3, 2014

Recently Harold Hamm, an oil company executive considered the wealthiest man in Oklahoma, was ordered by an Oklahoma judge to pay his ex-spouse, Sue Ann Hamm, nearly one billion dollars in cash and assets. This divorce settlement ranks among the largest in U.S. history. However, this amount reportedly adds up to only six percent of […]

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