Property division can often be a stressful and contentious part of the divorce process. Our attorneys can help you navigate the difference between what is legally marital and non-marital property. We understand the importance of property division being as fair as possible for you and your spouse. There are many determining factors as to what is considered equitable division of property. Our family law attorneys will work with you to determine what is what in your specific case, and answer questions you may have.
Upon divorce, each spouse generally retains his or her non-marital assets, which may include property owned prior to marriage, gifts, family heirlooms, and inheritance. These properties may require elaborate and detailed tracing to prove that they are truly non-marital. Partially non-marital property may be considered marital property if both spouses contribute financially to property during the marriage. Marital property is defined as property and assets that have accumulated during the course of the marriage. That property can be divided up however the parties agree, or as the court sees equitable. You have legal rights and obligations in regards to equitable property division, and it is in your best interest to be informed. Our divorce lawyers can assist you.