Monthly Disability Payments Not Considered Marital Property
In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Focht v. Focht, 32 A.3d 668 (Pa. 2011), which resolved prior conflicting case law on the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury claim, lottery winnings, or workers’ compensation that arose during marriage but received after separation should be considered marital property for purposes of equitable distribution in a divorce matter. Click here to read the entire article.
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