Fayetteville Property Division Attorney
In a divorce or legal separation, property division can be a contentious issue.
Outcomes in North Carolina tend towards an equitable distributions of marital assets. However, that doesn’t mean that property division is simple or clear-cut.
There are a many outstanding factors in addition to your own preferences and priorities to take into account, and the division of liabilities, non-liquid assets, retirement benefits, and other variables mean that it takes experience to effectively handle property division.
We Advocate Aggressively for Your Property Division Goals
At Blackwell & Edwards, we can help you navigate this sensitive territory with compassion while advocating aggressively for your interests and goals.
We work with you to consider what the most effective strategy will be, provide counsel on property division questions and help you to reach a satisfactory resolution.
We’re trusted as property division lawyers throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County and surrounding areas. Contact us today to explore your options.
Understanding Equitable Distribution in North Carolina
Rather than dividing assets 50/50, equitable distribution seeks to divide assets (and debts) based on the financial contributions of each party.
Equitable distribution in North Carolina seeks to take into account, among other elements:
- The income each spouse brought into the marriage
- Child custody and child support needs
- Financial needs of each party
In general, the equitable distribution process offers more flexibility than community property states.
The amount that each party is entitled to depends on how they advocate for themselves.
That’s why it’s critical to work with a North Carolina divorce lawyer who can advocate for you aggressively. In equitable distribution states, strong legal representation can ensure you receive the full, fair amount you’re entitled to.
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