Experienced Counsel In Property Division Matters
In property division matters, Pennsylvania follows the principle of equitable distribution rather than the community property laws utilized in some states. Under equitable distribution, the focus is more on a fair division of the marital property as opposed to a 50-50 split. These matters can be complex, and the assistance of an experienced attorney can help ensure that the settlement arrived at or the decision rendered in your case is fair.
At the law firm of Lavery Law, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we have handled a wide variety of complex property division issues. We have represented clients in highly contested, high-asset matters and uncontested low-asset matters. We can help you with the entire process from separating marital and nonmarital assets to valuation and final distribution.
Working To Protect Your Interests
The first step in any property division proceeding is to identify the marital property to be distributed. Marital property is any asset or debt that was acquired after the date of the marriage. Anything the spouses owned or any debt carried prior to the marriage is considered nonmarital property. In some cases, if a nonmarital asset increases in value, the amount of the increase can be considered marital property.
Marital property can include real estate, home furnishings, antiques, art, retirement accounts, pensions, stock options and business interests. It is desirable for couples to reach a property division agreement on their own whenever possible. If they don’t, the court will divide their assets for them. When you hire our firm, we will diligently pursue a property agreement that serves your best interests. We are committed to helping you obtain the best possible result in your case.
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Contact our office today to discuss your property division questions with an attorney. Our regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach us by phone at 717.233.6633 or via email. We accept Visa and Mastercard for your convenience.