Highly compensated individuals may have a laundry-list of deferred compensation awards going out over many years. Sometimes these compensation methods require negotiation transactions during a divorce that may or may not be legally permitted without full transparency. In most Texas courts, there are “standing orders” that automatically apply to every divorce that prohibit certain types of transactions. It is important to understand the marital assets in order to prevent the client from inadvertently violating one of these rules.

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Often in divorces, a spouse or both spouses may own a closely-held business. While the business itself may not be divisible in the divorce, the value of the business entity as an asset of the marital estate can be an important component to the division. There are several considerations at play when valuing a business entity for divorce purposes.

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This article is limited to transactions on exchanges only.  The next entry will address remainder addresses in non-exchange scenarios.

For a better understanding what cryptocurrencies are, please read the first article in this series, available here: https://www.dallastxdivorce.com/2018/08/articles/articles/cryptocurrency-and-family-law-the-basics-part-1/

Everyone in the world can see when cryptocurrencies are transferred.  Public addresses are wallets, and generally remain the

Cryptocurrency and Family Law: The Basics (Part 1)

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are not going away any time soon.  Both have been sanctioned by the United States government, and millions of people within our country utilize these electronic currencies every day in a variety of ways.  Some use them as vehicles for investment, some

scotus judgesToday SCOTUS ruled on a family law case. Howell v Howell – unanimous ruling… Husband and Wife divorced over 25 years ago. Decree ordered Husband’s military retirement split 50/50 with Wife. When he actually retired, he waived part of his retirement in favor of disability pay, which reduced Wife’s portion. Wife sued for him to