Divorce brings uncertainty for parents and children. Normally, at least one parent will be moving out of the marital house and/or it may be sold because without both parties’ incomes the mortgage may be unsustainable. That said, one of the most important factors in raising well-rounded children is having stability. Certainly, moving houses (and maybe schools or districts) seriously impacts stability. In this blog, we analyze the legal aspects of keeping the children in the family home at the time of divorce. Obviously, if you are the parent seeking custody and you cannot afford the marital residence and the mortgage obligation ...
Tag: division of property
March 20, 2020CD
Indiana follows a “one-pot” theory when determining what property is to be considered part of the marital estate. This “one-pot” theory makes it so that all property, whether acquired before or during the marriage, is part of the marital estate.1 As such, if you or your spouse are a business owner, the business will be considered a part of the marital estate. With that, you may be wondering, “but how will the court determine the value of my business?” This blog provides a brief overview of business valuation for property division upon divorce. It should be stated at the outset that, ...
January 3, 2020CD
Divorce matters are often stressful and trying times for a family that is undergoing radical changes. Increasingly common, whether due to the mobility of individuals, an increase in remote employment, or otherwise, are divorces that involve some aspect that creates a multi-jurisdictional or even international element. Common examples include couples who are divorcing who have different citizenship, a couple where one spouse has a job placement overseas for a period of time, or a couple who may own property in multiple countries. Each of these situations creates an added layer of complexity in resolving the divorce, whether the multi-jurisdictional element ...
April 9, 2019CD
In complex or high asset divorces, attorneys sometimes face property, such as a vacation home, located abroad. The question becomes, “is this part of the marital estate?” Yes. All property no matter where located is marital property. Indiana subscribes, under the Dissolution Act, to the one pot theory where all assets brought into the marriage, acquired during the marriage, or to the date of filing are assets of the marriage the court can divide. This is settled law. This blog explores enforcement of an Indiana court order dividing or awarding one party a foreign parcel that may be titled in the ...
October 12, 2017CD
Lawyers do a great job of presenting a client’s best position in court in obtaining their legal objective. Judges sort through it. Often sitting in the courtroom as a casual observer, it is difficult to tell which story is accurate and what evidence the court should rely on to decide the division of property (presumption being equal) and child custody (gender neutral). After sitting through hundreds of trials, the attorneys at Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. use this blog to explore three highly effective visual aid strategies that often help courts. In custody cases, for example (and some property dispute division), a ...
November 24, 2015Adam Hayes