Division Of Property

Fayetteville, North Carolina, Family Law Attorneys Handling Division of Marital Property in Divorce

Divorce is a stressful time for you and your family. All of a sudden, you have to figure out how to divide what you have worked so hard to build together.

Fortunately, you are not alone. The attorneys of Miller & Illikainen are ready to help you work through the legal issues of divorce and promote your best interests throughout the process.

Contact us for a confidential divorce consultation today. As divorce lawyers, we have experience handling marital property division in divorce for both military and non-military families. The sooner you meet with a qualified attorney, the sooner you can start making plans for your new life after divorce.

Dividing Your Property and Finances

North Carolina promotes equitable division of marital property. That means that if you get divorced in North Carolina, any assets or liabilities that are considered marital property are divided fairly, which does not necessarily mean 50/50.

We tell clients that the simplest way to handle property division - including the house, retirement accounts, pensions, benefits, other assets and debt - is for you and your spouse to sit down together at the kitchen table and decide who gets what. Your decision can then go into your separation agreement.

If the two of you cannot agree, the court will divide your assets and liabilities. That might be a 50/50 split or an unequal distribution. The court has a fair amount of discretion and will factor in how long your marriage lasted, who has custody of the children and the income of each spouse. A judge may also consider the health and age of each spouse.

A Seasoned Advocate on Your Side

We understand how difficult it can be to make clear decisions during the ups and downs of divorce.

As your family law attorneys, we will investigate and evaluate your property to determine its fair market value. We are prepared to negotiate on your behalf and protect your interests at all times. If necessary, we will pursue litigation.

Our legal professionals have your best interests at heart, and show their commitment every day with vigorous, passionate advocacy. No detail is unimportant in representing your interests.

To schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer experienced in North Carolina marital property division, contact us in our Fayetteville, law offices. Or call 910-401-2280.

To allow us to better serve you, please fill out our client information form and bring it to the office with you when you visit for your initial consultation.