Protecting You In Property Division Divorce Cases
Property and asset division is a key issue in any divorce and can have a significant impact on your financial security. The best way to ensure the protection of your rights is to retain a knowledgeable divorce lawyer.
For help in Cabarrus County or the surrounding areas, contact Lancaster and St. Louis. We are prepared to address any property division issue that may arise in your divorce, including:
- Valuation and division of real estate or a business
- Property characterization disputes (marital vs. separate property)
- Division of complex property and assets, including retirement and investment accounts
- Valuation of the marital home
We are committed to providing each of our clients with quality legal representation and superior service. To schedule a consultation with a skilled family law attorney at our firm, contact our law office in Concord, North Carolina.
Property Division And Equitable Distribution In North Carolina
North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, meaning that marital property and debts are divided equitably between spouses. The term equitable means fair and just. Property acquired during a marriage is typically classified as marital, with limited exceptions. Separate property includes property acquired by a spouse prior to a marriage and limited property acquired during a marriage, including property acquired by gift or inheritance.
North Carolina law requires an equal division of marital property unless the court finds in its discretion that an equal division would be inequitable. However, courts can and do exercise their discretion in a variety of ways, and there is no guarantee that the court will divide property and debts in your case in an equal manner.
Given the discretion that courts have to divide property and debts in an equitable fashion, it is critical that you have a skilled family law attorney on your side who can negotiate a favorable division of property or make a compelling case on your behalf at trial. You can find the strong advocate you require at Lancaster and St. Louis.
Legal Services Tailored To Meet Your Needs
We understand that each client and each case is unique. We will take time to listen to you, understand your objectives and tailor our legal services to meet your needs.
At the start of your case, we will take the time necessary to determine the issues that you consider to be the most important. For some of our clients, receiving an award of the marital home is critical. For others, having access to liquid assets such as investment or savings accounts is more important.
We view cases from a global perspective, taking into account the cumulative impact of financial matters such as property division, child support and alimony/financial support. Using this broad-based approach, we protect your rights and financial interests.
Discuss Your Property Division Goals With A Skilled Lawyer
Our office in Concord, North Carolina, serves clients in Cabarrus County, the Charlotte metro area and surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation with a Concord equitable distribution attorney at Lancaster and St. Louis, call 704-743-4204, or contact us by email.