High court rejects relation-back cutoff for innocent owner rights
The US Supreme Court ruled in A Parcel of Land, Buildings, Appurtenances and Improvements Known as 92 Buena Vista Ave on Feb 24, 1993 that the government cannot use the relation-back doctrine to cut off innocent owners' rights in civil forfeiture proceedings. The trial court had ruled that successor owners could never qualify as innocent owners under the civil forfeiture law. The majority Supreme Court opinion held that the relation-back doctrine did not apply until after a court determination that a property was forfeited to the federal government.
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Software tallies equitable divorce
Divorce Plan is a software product designed to forecast the financial outcome of certain divorce settlements. It uses a spreadsheet-and-graph system to show the disparity in the two financial situations of the two parties based on their respective incomes, expenses, assumes property division, alimony, and other expenses. Hence, Divorce Plan introduces ways on how to calculate equitable agreements without the need for consulting financial planner.
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