Sep 11, 2017
In this show, Todd Orston and
Meriwether invited Laurie Dyke back
onto the show to challenge her on how to calculate marital
interests in situations involving separate
property. The show was packed full of great
conversation, and more importantly, good information on how to work
through tricky situations surrounding a fair division of a parties
assets in a divorce when separate property is involved.
Here is a list of just some of the questions we answered
during the show:
- What is the difference between marital and separate
- How do you break out the marital portion of a pre-marital
- Is there any marital interest in a pre-marital IRA that is
worth less at the time of divorce than it was at the time of
marriage and if so, how would you calculate it?
- Is there a marital component to stock options that were granted
before the marriage and if so, how would you calculate them?
- At what point is a pre-marital piece of real estate convert to
- If a spouse contributes blood, sweat and tears to a pre-marital
home, does that create a marital interest in the property?
- If a husband enters the marriage with a business, how do you
calculate the marital interest in the business if the business
grows during the marriage?
Laurie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in
Financial Forensics (CFF) and a Certified Fraud Examiner
(CFE). She testifies regularly as an expert witness in Court,
but prefers to help lawyers and parties settle their cases by
breaking down challenging financial issues in a divorce or similar
family law matter.