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Any assets, money or property acquired during their 30 year marriage is considered marital property and subject to distribution. This is so regardless of whose name is XXXXX XXXXX the owner.
Therefore, it is very possible that he's entitled to much more than what he's looking for in settlement.
However, if he doesn't want to get into a huge ordeal, and if she's not willing to settle for more money, there's nothing he can do IF he doesn't want to go to court over asset distribution.
She insists that her business is not maritial property. They started it together but she has built it from the ground up. And all the money he earned was as a consultant and went directly back into that same business. 99% of his paychecks have been payable to the business.
Is it possible that he can have a attorney look over their separation agreement for free or at little cost?
How much does forensic accounting cost?
She may own the business, but the money the business made her as income over the years is marital property.
I think it is well worth it to consult an attorney. You can "Google" legal aid for your area and find several groups that can help him for little or no cost.
An accounting could get costly - depending on how far you go back, it could take a few thousand dollars.
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