Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tracing Separate Property Assets in a Divorce

Often we help clients substantiate their separate property assets for California divorce purposes.  Our June 2013 newsletter on this topic outlines our approach to these projects.  Generally, to receive separate property in a divorce you first need to provide documentation showing you owned the asset before marriage, or you inherited them during the marriage and secondly you need to trace them from their original form (such as 100…

Does the Business Really Need to Be Appraised?

Occasionally I receive phone calls from people asking me if it is worth having their business appraised.  I usually start by asking a few questions about the business:  What type of business is it?  How long has it been around?  How many employees does it have?  What equipment and assets does it own?  By raising some of the issues…