Monthly Disability Payments Not Considered Marital Property

January 21, 2014 | By Michael E. Bertin

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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Michael E. Bertin


Main Line Family Law Attorney Michael co-chairs Obermayer’s Family Law Group. He focuses his practice on child custody, child support, and divorce, including the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, divorce,...

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