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Equitable Divorce Settlements in West Virginia: Understanding the Principles and Valuation Issues

Content Partner:  West Virginia - NBI, Inc.
Price: $240.00*
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As a divorce practitioner, you know that tax consequences can significantly impact the outcome for all parties involved in a divorce action. Using current information for tax analysis and planning is vital in protecting your clients’ best interests. This practical seminar will provide you with strategies for dealing with tax, distribution and valuation considerations when negotiating and drafting a marital settlement agreement.

At this informative program, our seasoned faculty will address how the doctrine of equitable distribution demands fair property division. Ensure an equitable resolution by understanding the principles of valuation - and how to bring all assets to light. Don't miss this chance to hone your skills!

This intermediate level seminar is created for attorneys, paralegals, accountants, financial planners and other professionals who wish to further their knowledge on this complex subject.

    1. A Foundation in the Evolution of Doctrine
    2. How Recent Case Law and Legislative Developments Could Affect Your Cases
    3. Marital Assets: Definition and Significance in Equitable Distribution
      1. What Qualifies as Personal Property
      2. Evaluating and Dividing Pension and Retirement Plans
      3. Options for Equitably Handling Marital Residence
      4. The Impact of Prenuptial Agreements on Your Client's Divorce
    4. Solutions for Dealing With Non-Marital Property and Debts
    5. Analysis and Application of Statutory Guidelines
    1. Determining Which Assets Must be Valued
    2. Practical Valuation Methods and Techniques
      1. Understanding Standards of Value
      2. Establishing Usable Valuation Procedures
      3. Marital Property Rules Affecting Valuations
    3. Factoring in Common Issues in Business Valuations
      1. How Closely Held Businesses are Assessed
      2. Deciding the Worth of Professional Practices
      3. Business Specific Valuation Procedures
      4. What are Value "Drivers"?
    4. The Tricky Prospect of Valuation of Intangible Assets
    5. Handling Issues in Pension/Retirement Plan Valuations
      1. Knowing Which Valuation Strategies are Available
      2. Dealing Effectively With QDROs
    6. Role of Expert Witnesses in Valuation

Practice Areas: Domestic Relations, Family Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 06/21/2006
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 25 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Total Credits: 4.09
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Status: Accredited
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Interactive Computer-Based

West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.

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Ross A. Dionne - Economic Valuation Associates, P.L.L.C., Charleston, WV
Kyle G. Lusk - Kyle G. Lusk, Attorney at Law, Beckley, WV
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