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LOST WAGE COMPENSATION AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION

Husband appeals from an order of the circuit court finding that a workers' compensation settlement was marital property.  The trial court had awarded 50% of the settlement to wife. Husband argues that the trial court erred in classifying the entire workers' compensation settlement as marital property.  He says that the settlement is compensation for his [...]

PAY ATTENTION TO HOW AN AGREEMENT IS DRAFTED

The divorce decree awarded wife 17.5% of net proceeds from husband's workers' compensation settlement. The settlement agreement included a Medicare set-aside arrangement of $70,000 for future medical expenses from the injury. The Trial court said that the $70,000 set-aside was to be included in net proceeds for purposes of calculating wife's 17.5% share. DETAILS OF [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Torts, Injury Claims and Your Marriage|0 Comments

MAKE SURE YOU COVER THE BASES, FOLLOW THE STATUTE

Ex-husband received a lump-sum settlement for his worker’s compensation claim. Ex-husband chose not to take monthly payments. A one-time payment such as a lump-sum settlement is still income. The child support guidelines are clear. Payment is 20% of net income from all sources for one child. The fact that the lump sum payment is only [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Child Support|0 Comments