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Injury Claims as a Marital Asset?

Injury SettlementIn November of 2011 the Supreme Court in Focht vs Focht changed the law in Pennsylvania.

SITUATION: Injury before Separation, Settlement after Separation

In the Focht case the husband suffered a personal injury at an automotive race track about 2-1/2 years before they separated. The personal injury suit was settled a few months after divorce proceedings were recommenced, with Husband receiving a six-figure settlement and Wife receiving a smaller sum for loss of consortium. …Read more