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The Matrimonial 'Dating Game'
Should the date of commencement of dismissed or discontinued actions be used for classification or valuation date purposes? Analysis of recent decisions in the context of prior law and the structure of DRL 236(B). Go to Article

O'Brien Revisited - Impermissible Separate Property Capture Exacerbates Reality Gap
This article discusses a central classification flaw that reposes within the O'Brien doctrine and examines how the failure to deal with this issue inflates the marital property value imputed to a license or degree attained during the marriage. Go to Article

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Models are used in business all the time and for a variety of reasons. Without models, it would be hard to forecast earnings... Go to Article

Setting Up Shop with Other Divorce Professionals: Precedent-Setting Rules for Attorneys Adopted in New York
New York has recently become the first state in the nation to adopt rules governing lawyer participation... Go to Article

Should Retirement Plans Be Discounted for Taxes? 
By Carl Palatnik, CFP, CDFA

Discounting retirement plans for taxes is a tricky business and can sometimes lead to problematic or inequitable settlements. Although methodologies exist for valuing such plans, these methodologies do not involve tax impacting and for good reason. The problem is twofold: 1) The true after-tax value of retirement assets is context-driven and thus varies with the rate at which each of the parties will be taxed when distributions are taken; and 2) Although often ignored, these plans often involve tax-deferred compounding, which can dramatically enhance their value over time. Go to Article

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