Options For Dividing The Marital Estate
Building a new life after divorce is costly. You may have spent years or decades sharing expenses during your marriage. Establishing a new household as a single person can be surprisingly expensive. Not only do you deserve to leave your marriage with a fair share of the assets and property, but it may also be essential to you being able to get off the ground financially.
There are two ways to approach dividing the marital estate:
- Create an agreement through negotiation
- Ask the court to divide the estate.
We can negotiate with your spouse and his or her attorney to secure an agreement that works for you. If we cannot reach an agreement, we can ask the court to do so and present a strong case for an equitable division of property that benefits you.
Benefits Of Having An Agreement
Many divorcing couples try and approach this issue on their own or otherwise feel an agreement is not necessary. The reality is that property division is almost always more complex than people think. Even if you agree today, you may not tomorrow.
Potentially complicating issues we are skilled at dealing with include:
- Small-business ownership
- Characterization of property as marital or nonmarital
- Division of retirement benefits
- Division of debts
If you cannot reach an agreement, we are ready to defend your legal rights. From a proper valuation of property and assets to fighting for your share in court, we work with the goal in mind of ensuring you leave your marriage with everything you deserve.
Discuss Your Property Division Matter
At Lieberman, Tamulonis & Hobbs, our firm’s extensive experience allows us to create a highly effective plan to help you secure an advantageous division of your marital estate. We have been serving clients in Pottsville and throughout Pennsylvania since 1971 with dedication and skill, which has helped our senior attorneys earn AV Preeminent* ratings through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, the highest available rating. We are ready to help guide you through this process with that same dedication.
Leave your marriage with your fair share of the marital estate. Turn to Lieberman, Tamulonis & Hobbs for effective property division advocacy. For a free initial consultation in most cases, call 800-473-8125 or contact us online.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.