At the law firm of Matecun, Thomas & Olson, we understand how fortunate we are to be able to share our New Year with the clients and community who are a big part of our success. Before the calendar turns to 2016, before the social networking sites get flooded with messages, before the mobile networks… Read More »

Merry Christmas from Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC

We hope that you, your family and friends enjoy the most joyous Christmas. At this time of year we are thankful for all the blessings that we have been given and particularly thankful for all the many people we have been able to assist throughout the last year. God Bless You and Merry Christmas! “Let us keep Christmas… Read More »

I am in the middle of a divorce and my spouse says that she gets the first $20,000 out of the house because we used the proceeds from her house to make the down payment. Is she right?

No, probably not. Separate property (which is what she is claiming the down payment is) is not generally subject to division by the Court in a divorce. There are exceptions but they are relatively rare. Separate property can exist when there is: (1) a prenuptial agreement; (2) gifts between the parties; (3) retirement benefits; (4)… Read More »