Property Division And Rebuilding Your Financial Future After Divorce
After a divorce, one of the first and most complicated steps is disentangling yourself financially from your former spouse. Dividing the assets and debts accrued throughout a marriage is a necessary part of the process. However, there is more to property division than simply dividing everything in half, and it often becomes volatile when neither party can agree on what the other deserves. At Johnson Law PLC, our lawyer is knowledgeable about equitable distribution — the method used by Virginia courts to determine how to fairly distribute marital assets.
We know that it is crucial to successfully rebuild your own financial base after a divorce. An appropriate division of marital assets can help provide the foundation on which you can rebuild your future. Family law attorney Neal Johnson knows what is possible, what is reasonable and unreasonable, and what strategies are most likely to ensure that you receive what you are entitled to.
What Are Marital Assets?
Virginia courts look at a variety of factors when determining how to most equitably divide a marital estate, including monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the marriage. Common assets that must be divided include:
- Real estate
- Pension or retirement benefits
- Bank accounts
- Brokerage accounts
- Antiques, artwork, collectibles
- Cars or other vehicles
- Business investments
- Stock options
In matters of property division in Virginia, our attorney is knowledgeable, professional and committed to giving you the personal attention you deserve. We work with you from start to finish, making sure that the distribution of your marital assets is not unfairly biased.
Dividing Assets Fairly
An effective divorce attorney knows that asset division must be tailored to the specific facts of the case and to your specific needs and goals. We understand that the expense associated with prolonged litigation of property division issues can be extensive. We promote open communication regarding the benefits to resolving division of property through negotiation outside of a courtroom. If this is not an option, however, we are ready to aggressively defend your position to a judge, who will make the final decision on how assets and debts are allocated.
Relieve Your Divorce-Related Strain — Contact Us Today.
Ease the stress and anxiety of your divorce, property division and family law decisions. Call our office in Roanoke at 540-685-0136 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.