It's Nearly Always About the House (Family Advocate, Vol. 32, No. 4)
David W. Griffin
Initial steps As soon as the divorce engagement has been formalized and the attorneycliien relationship formed, launch the process of pinning down exactly what real property the divorcing parties own; how the real property is titled; and what liens, claims, and encumbrances affect each property. Your intake questionnnair should seek information from the client: What do you and your spouse own? Is there a vacation house? How about rental income? Those answers begin your roadmap. The first step is...