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MBA: Where Divorce, Valuation and Asset Division Meet Atypical Assets

  • MBA 20 West Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)

Where Divorce, Valuation and Asset Division Meet Atypical Assets

Family law and asset valuation intersect in predictable and sometimes unpredictable ways. This program will provide information from experts in the world of art and acquisitions on common, and not so common, marital assets. The integration of that knowledge will also be examined through a legal lens.

We will cover:

  • What gives an asset extraordinary value, and what should be insured?
  • Preparing assets for their division or protecting assets from being subject to division as a marital asset
  • Ordinary assets with extraordinary values: out for an evening -- fine wines, handbags and shoes
  • Extraordinary assets: current and future value
  • When to seek an expert’s opinion on valuation
  • Divorce case studies in which atypical asset valuations significantly impacted settlement or trial
  • The types of assets subject to division
  • When and how to best determine assets’ values


Heidi-Rachel Webb, Esq., program chair
Consilium Divorce Consultations, Lincoln

Michelle DuBois, PhD, Director
Winston Art Group

Susan B. Grandis, Esq.
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston

Jeff Ira, Senior Specialist, Gems and Jewelry
Winston Art Group, Boston

Brian Ward, Senior Specialist, Fine and Rare Wine
Winston Art Group, Boston